AND THE ROOTS OF RHYTHM REMAIN: A JOURNEY THROUGH GLOBAL MUSIC

“What an amazing book! I doubt I’ll ever read a better account of the history and sociology of popular music than this one. It has me saying ‘Wow’ on every page.”
Brian Eno

“A gift to the world. Blow your mind and your speakers.”
Cerys Matthews

Love this book. Joe gives us the wider and deeper contexts that shaped music. And, in many cases, he was there. It’s big, but it’s a page turner!”
David Byrne

“One only hopes this can be taught in schools.”
Ry Cooder

“Profound . . . and beyond.”
Robert Plant

Published by Faber in the UK
on 29 August 2024

Published by Ze Books in North America
on 10 September 2024

THE MUSIC

Listen your way in with these 100 highlight tracks on Spotify or Apple Music. More to come soon!

THE TOUR

More dates TBA

22/06 | Lowestoft, UK | First Light Festival

09/08 | Cropredy, UK | Cropredy Festival

17/08 | Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, Wales, UK | Green Man

27/08 | Shoreham, UK | City Books/Ropetackle Arts Centre

31/08 | Blandford, Dorset, UK | End of the Road Festival

04/09 | London, UK | Foyles – Book Launch: Joe Boyd in Conversation with Brian Eno

08/09 | Brooklyn, New York City, US | TBA

09/09 | Boston, US | TBA

10/09 | New York City, US | TBA

16/09 | Chicago, US | TBA

19/09 | Nashville, US | TBA

22/09 | Tulsa, US | TBA

24/09 | Santa Fe, US | Collected Works

25/09 | Albuquerque, US | Bookworks

30/09 | San Francisco, US | Book Passage, Corte Madera Store

30/09 | Berkeley, US | Mrs. Dalloway’s

06/10 | Houston, US | TBA

08/10 | San Mateo, US | TBA

08/10 | Austin, US | TBA

12/10 | Cardiff, UK | Llais Festival, Wales Millennium Centre/Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru

14/10 | Manchester, UK | TBA

15/10 | Liverpool, UK | TBA

25/10 | Lancaster, UK | TBA

21/11 | Abergavenny, UK | Conversations at the Chapel, The Art Shop

THE REVIEWS

“What an amazing book! I doubt I’ll ever read a better account of the history and sociology of popular music than this one. It has me saying ‘Wow’ on every page.” Brian Eno

“One only hopes this can be taught in schools.”Ry Cooder

“Profound . . . and beyond.” – Robert Plant

“A gift to the world. Blow your mind and your speakers.” – Cerys Matthews

“Love this book. Joe gives us the wider and deeper contexts that shaped music. And, in many cases, he was there. It’s big, but it’s a page turner!” – David Byrne