Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome photographer Jeff Fasano to celebrate his new book, Americana Portrait Sessions.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.
About the Book
Americana Portrait Sessions is the first photography book to take a comprehensive view of contemporary Americana music. The collection features intimate portraits that reveal the strength, heart, and soul of nearly two hundred great artists from the big tent that is Americana music, all shot through the expert lens of Jeff Fasano.
Fasano's unparalleled access to Americana artists like Sheryl Crow, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Keb' Mo', Judy Collins, John Oates, The Avett Brothers, The McCrary Sisters, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Kris Kristofferson gives Americana Portrait Sessions the kind of authority that comes from true reach into the breadth of the genre. But this collection is as important for the artists few fans know as for the ones with successful careers behind them. While the book champions the diversity of race, gender, sexuality, and age inherent in Americana music, it also spans career arcs to bring lesser-known acts into the spotlight.
Americana Portrait Sessions brings you backstage to the greenrooms and quiet corners where artists like The War and Treaty, Jewel, Jason Isbell, and The Wooten Brothers aren't just artists performing, but people hanging out.
About the Author
Jeff Fasano is a well respected portrait photographer living in Nashville Tennessee. He has captured the essence, heart and soul of legendary actors, notable artists and musicians and up and coming Indie Artists.
Jeff has created images with artists that include The Avett Brothers, Terrence Howard, Wilco, James Earl Jones, Sheryl Crow, John Oates, Phylicia Rashad, Quincy Jones, Morgan Freeman, Vince Gill, Stephen Stills, Judy Collins, Kevin Bacon and Taraji P. Henson. His work has been featured in many publications including Vogue Magazine, Time Magazine, Paste Magazine, Gotham Magazine, L.A. Conﬁdential, Guitar Player, Guitar Aficionado, The New York Times, and The N.Y. Daily News, Essence Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. His portraits have graced posters for major Broadway Productions including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Street Car Named Desire. He has also photographed for record labels that include RCA, Koch, Roadrunner Records, New West, Republic, Thirty Tigers and Decca. The essence of the person is what Jeff capture’s and through his images that essence is revealed to the world. Beneath the surface lies the beauty and elegance of the soul and the heart. It is real and authentic and that is what comes through in Jeff’s work.
Jeff has just published with Vanderbilt University press his first photography book Americana Portrait sessions.