Parnassus Books is pleased to present an evening with Margo Price, in conversation with Ann Powers, in celebration of Margo Price's new book Maybe We'll Make It.
This is an in-store event. Tickets are $31.00, which includes one general admission seat and a signed copy of Maybe We'll Make It. Come and enjoy an evening of lively music and discussion, followed by a signing line where Margo will sign and personalize your book.
About the book:
When Margo Price was nineteen years old, she dropped out of college and moved to Nashville to become a musician. She busked on the street, played open mics, and even threw out her TV so that she would do nothing but write songs. She met Jeremy Ivey, a fellow musician who would become her closest collaborator and her husband. But after working on their craft for more than a decade, Price and Ivey had no label, no band, and plenty of heartache.
Maybe We'll Make It is a memoir of loss, motherhood, and the search for artistic freedom in the midst of the agony experienced by so many aspiring musicians: bad gigs and long tours, rejection and sexual harassment, too much drinking and barely enough money to live on. Price, though, refused to break, and turned her lowest moments into the classic country songs that eventually comprised the debut album that launched her career. In the authentic voice hailed by Pitchfork for tackling "Steinbeck-sized issues with no-bullshit humility," Price shares the stories that became songs, and the small acts of love and camaraderie it takes to survive in a music industry that is often unkind to women. Now a Grammy-nominated "Best New Artist," Price tells a love story of music, collaboration, and the struggle to build a career while trying to maintain her singular voice and style.
About the author:
Margo Price is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. She has released three LPs, earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, and performed on Saturday Night Live, and is the first female musician to sit on the board of Farm Aid.
Ann Powers is NPR Music's critic and correspondent and the Nashville correspondent for WXPN’s World Café. She writes for NPR's music news blog, The Record, and she can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines and music programs. She is the author of Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music (2017), which was selected as one of the best books of 2017 by the Wall Street Journal, No Depression, NPR, and Buzzfeed. Powers also co-wrote Tori Amos: Piece By Piece, with Amos, which was published in 2005. In 1999, Powers’s book Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America was published. She was the editor, with Evelyn McDonnell, of the 1995 book Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Rap, and Pop and the editor of Best Music Writing 2010. In 2017 she founded Turning the Tables, and ongoing project of NPR to recenter the popular music canon to be more inclusive of marginalized, underestimated and forgotten voices. The first season of the series won a Gracie Award for Best Blog. She lives in Nashville with her husband, the writer Eric Weisbard, their daughter Bebe, and their maltipoo Dr. Franknfurter Nietszche Weisbard, and is now at work on a manuscript considering the life and work of Joni Mitchell.