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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Some great pre-holiday deals...

...on some fabulous photography gifts from Quiet Light Publishing!! Click here for details...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wine, Cheese and Award Winning Photographers...


...what more could you want on a Friday evening!? How 'bout their amazing collections of images at discounted rates? Personally signed? Incredible holiday gifts? Be there, Friday November 18th, 6:30 p.m.....DETAILS HERE

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Booking signing this Friday Nov. 18th

Nice interview with Steve on Chicago's WMAQ this morning to promote his book signing at The Book Stall in Winnetka this Friday, November 18th!

View more videos at: http://nbcchicago.com.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Honeyboy Tribute Concert at Legends Oct. 19th


Steve Azzato and Quiet Light Publishing are pleased to announce that they will be participating in the HONEYBOY EDWARDS SCHOLARSHI​P FUND & TRIBUTE CONCERT, OCT. 19TH at Buddy Guy's Legends. They have donated a fabulous limited edition print of Honeyboy and a copy of Steve's award winning collection of musician portraits "Their Love of Music" to the fund and Steve will be signing copies of his book at the event along with some of the musicians he featured. For more on the event go to: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=279187748766459

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New music from Alice Peacock...


Alice has teamed up with Danny Myrick, frequent live show sideman and collaborator on her '09 release, "Love Remains" to form a new band - Myrick/Peacock - and they have just released an amazing collection of new tunes. As always, we're thrilled to hear such incredible new music from a featured TLOM artist! Myrick/Peacock will be on tour this fall starting with a show in Philly. To see the full schedule and learn more about this great collaboration go to their website HERE

In the meantime, here's a great replay of a recent live performance...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The boys with the hardware!!


Finally got a shot of Steve and Richard with the Ben Franklin Award for the Best Photography Book of 2010!! Well done gents!!

Act fast! Only first 50...


Evanston-based Quiet Light Publishing is offering a 20% discount on Their Love of Music to fans of Natalia Zukerman to celebrate her appearance with Adrianne at SPACE on Tuesday July 26th. Only the first fifty (50)orders using the code TLOM11 at checkout receive the discount so jump over using the link to the right and grab the deal...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ms. Malone rockin' it on the 4th...

As always, Fitzgerald's Americana Festival over Independence Day weekend is an incredible party...and this year one of our featured artists absolutely rocked the house...here's a sample what ya' missed if you weren't there!!! Michelle Malone knows how to close out the night...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pinetop woulda' been 98 today!!


In our hearts and souls forever...RIP!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy 96th, Honeyboy!!



"Blues supposed to be stripped and understand what you doin'. Take one chord and kill 'em dead, that's what I do."
-- David "Honeyboy" Edwards

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New music and video from...

...Gen and Mark at Company of Thieves!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Make Dad smile!



Quiet Light Publishing is continuing its special Spring offer of 25% off any book purchased from their collection. And, each is personally signed by the author. So forget the ties, power tools and wallets. Make dad smile with a copy of award-winning and critically acclaimed "Their Love of Music" by Steve Azzato...he'll love ya' for it!

And if you've already got Steve's book, check out the other beautiful merch on the site!

Click on the QLP logo to the right to learn more and order!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The final results are in!!


The Independent Book Publisher Association just announced the winners of the Ben Franklin Book Awards... "Their Love of Music" by Stephen Azzato has won for the Best Cover Design for Large Format Books! Congrats to Steve, Richard Mack of Quiet Light Publishing and the cover designer, Rich Nickel on this well-deserved honor!!

Click on the Quiet Light logo to the right to get your copy personally inscribed by Steve...what a great Father's Day gift!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Feathers in caps!


We're all mostly modest folks around here but it's pretty hard not to 'puff up' a bit this evening. Steve Azzato's "Their Love of Music" and Richard Mack's "Great Smoky Mountain National Park" have both won International Book Awards in their respective categories. Steve for "Photography: People" and Richard for "Photography: Nature". A great night for Quiet Light Publishing and you can still grab both of these books at an incredible 25% off by clicking the QLP link to the right or in the post below!

Congrats boys!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

25% off RIGHT NOW!


Check out the publisher's site for a fabulous deal...25% off and personally signed by Steve Azzato!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New music from Company of Thieves!

New album coming on May 17th but they're previewing via some great acoustic videos...congrats to Marc and Genevieve!!






Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Great deal and lotsa' news...


"Welcome to the Quiet Light eNewsletter for spring! We've added new prints, and a few great offers including a Spring Special of 25% off everything at Quiet Light Publishing! Just enter the code Spring2011 in the discount code box at check out. Be sure to then hit the recalculate button and you'll receive the discount! Read on right HERE"

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pinetop would be proud!!


The Independent Book Publishers Association has announced finalists for the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards and we are thrilled that "Their Love of Music" has been chosen as one of three finalists in the 'Cover Design' category! Congrats to all involved and we'll keep our fingers crossed!! Read more at the Quiet Light website here

Friday, April 1, 2011

Photographer and publisher honor Perkins’ legacy


Photographer Stephen Azzato and Quiet Light Publishing have donated $5000.00 to the Pinetop Perkins Foundation via a set of limited edition prints signed by both Steve and Pinetop prior to his death on March 21st. Perkins’ portrait graces the cover of the recently released “Their Love of Music”, a highly regarded collection of portraits and quotes featuring over one hundred musicians. In the book, Azzato has captured the essence of the creative spirit in the faces and words of the musicians themselves. “The beauty of this project for me was being able to sit with a huge range of musicians and explore what drew them to their art”, says Azzato. “I was able to hear it in their voices and record it visually in their images”.

While choosing cover images for books can be a difficult task, Azzato points out that in this instance it was easy. “While we considered several options briefly, Pinetop’s portrait just seemed the perfect fit. His love of music is there in his face, in his character. There simply wasn’t another choice that told the story so well.”

Regarding the donation to the Foundation, Azzato commented, “It’s a way for the publisher and I to say ‘thanks again’. I hope that the funds can be used to continue the legacy of Pinetop’s approach to music and life by allowing some kids to be a part of the amazing educational programs the Foundation offers.”

Monday, March 21, 2011

RIP Pinetop

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the death of Pinetop Perkins. He was chosen for the cover of the book because he so perfectly captured the spirit of the entire project… “The blues makes me feel pretty good. It always keeps two dollars in my hand. I praise to the Lord all the time, ‘please forgive me for it,’ cause I know nothing else to do.”

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fantastic News!

USA Book News has announced their list of contenders for Book of the Year 2011 and "Their Love of Music" has been included in the photography category!! Congrats to Steve!!

USA Book NewsCovering What's Hot, New & Noteworthy in the World of Books! click the link to see the news HERE

You'll also note that Richard Mack's photographic collection on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park made the list too!

Way to go boys!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

New from Company of Thieves...

Marc and Genevieve and the rest of the band have a new album coming out in May but you can check out "Death of Communication" right here... READ AND LISTEN

Saturday, March 5, 2011

We've been remiss...


...in acknowledging the passing of one of our featured artists, Norton Buffalo. The pending release of a new album by the Steve Miller Band that includes some of Norton's last work reminds us of the thirty year working relationship of two giants in the music business. As someone said shortly after his death in late 2009, "Norton's arrival in heaven means another angel brought a harp"! When he was told by a record executive that he might need to have a guitar as the 'lead instrument' on his album he replied, "What's so special about a guitar? I can rip the snot out of just about anything with a harmonica"!

His portrait is wonderful and as you can see in the video with Roy Rogers, the man could play that thang!! He is missed by musicians and those who loved his music.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another great honor, well deserved!



Allen Toussaint to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

By Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune

New Orleans’ oft-honored Allen Toussaint needs to expand his trophy case once again: He’s being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The 2011 Songwriters Hall of Fame class includes country superstar Garth Brooks; Leon Russell, who is bound for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next month; John Bettis, who wrote “Human Nature” for Michael Jackson and “Crazy for You” for Madonna; and the team of Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who wrote Madonna’s “Like A Virgin,” Pat Benatar’s “Sex As a Weapon” and Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” among others.

Toussaint is already a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A multi-talent pianist and producer, he’s written hundreds of songs recorded by scores of artists. They range from the instrumental “Java,” a huge hit for Al Hirt, to “Whipped Cream,” a smash for Herb Alpert and the theme music to the original “Dating Game”, to “Southern Nights,” which Glen Campbell took to No. 1, and the Lee Dorsey hit “Working in the Coal Mine,” later covered by ‘80s band Devo and mother/daughter duo the Judds..

Toussaint’s credits also include Ernie K-Doe’s “Mother-in-Law,” Irma Thomas’s “It’s Raining” and “Ruler of My Heart,” Art Neville’s “All These Things” and Benny Spellman’s “Fortune Teller,” which Robert Plant and Alison Krauss covered on their hit 2007 album “Raising Sand.”

His most recent release is "The Bright Mississippi," an elegant collection of jazz standards.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame induction is June 16.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

NMA's new release pays...

...tribute to their dad. Luther and Cody Dickinson, along with bassist Chris Chew, have crafted an homage to their father, Jim...







Wednesday, February 9, 2011

They don't make cards like they used to!



Any of the fine offerings from Quiet Light Publishing make a very special gift! Check 'em out at any of the links to the right...

Monday, January 17, 2011

"Baron Wolman loved your book!"


What an incredible honor from the 'godfather' of rock photography! From Baron Wolman's bio...

The year was ’67, and everyone was grooving.

Fueled by the music and the times, a 21-year-old journalist named Jann Wenner gathered some friends and began a revolution in ink. Named Rolling Stone, this newsprint rag captured the era, defined it in print and pictures, and helped form a generation. Among the friends that Wenner interested in his project was Wolman, then a 30-year-old freelance photojournalist. Already an established photographer for such glossy mags as Life and Look...Wenner invited Wolman to shoot for the burgeoning Rolling Stone, Wolman agreed to work for free, and when the first issue hit the streets five months later, rock history began to be recorded.

During his fast-paced tenure, Wolman’s lens captured the royalty of the ’60s pop and rock explosion: Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Iggy Pop, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Phil Spector, Jim Morrison, Ike & Tina Turner, Tim Leary, and a motley cast of hangers-on.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New music from featured artists...

...is headed our way and today we get a "Twofer" - Natalia Zukerman's "Gas Station Roses" produced by Willy Porter on his Weasel Records label.




Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another satisfied artist!

Steve has been getting some great kudos from the folks he included in "Their Love of Music" now that the holidays are over and they have received their books...



Hi Steve, I am so sorry I didn't get back to you right after getting the book!
With the craziness of the holidays...it got by me.
The book is just BEAUTIFUL-- you should be very proud of it.
I could certainly see a series by you.
Congratulations and onward and THANK YOU!
Rosanne

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"...I'm a road rat."

One of the comments that we hear consistently about the book is related to the great mix of 'stadium show superstars' and folks not everyone has had a chance to see play. Today's featured artist is a Chicago favorite who has traded licks onstage with the likes of Joe Satriani and John Popper and his quote in the "Half the Project" sidebar to the right captures the feelings of many of the artists about 'their love of music".