Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 3:00 PM
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ENTER THE SIGNING LINE. CHECK YOUR TICKET TO SEE THE TIME THAT YOU CAN ENTER THE SIGNING LINE--3, 4, OR 5 P.M.
A CAPPELLA BOOKS WILL CLOSE EARLY, AT 1 P.M. ON SATURDAY, TO PREPARE FOR THE EVENT.
A Cappella Books welcomes Geddy Lee, vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush. All attendees will receive a copy of "Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass" with their ticket purchase. Ticket-holders will also have the opportunity to have their book personally signed by Lee.
Event Guidelines (Know Before You Go)
- Admission to the signing line on July 20 requires buying a new book from the event host, A Cappella Books. The purchase price of the book is $90 + tax and fees.
- Guests are limited to two (2) books per purchase.
- To ensure that the signing line moves quickly, we ask that purchaser have no more than one other person with them in line.
- If you have visited our store, then you know that we do not have enough space inside to accommodate all guests during the event. It is very likely that you will spend some time standing outside the store on a hot and muggy July afternoon. Please plan accordingly. We'll have some water and a special Rush-inspired playlist available to help you stay cool, but pack your suncreen and wear comfortable attire.
- Geddy Lee will only personalize books; no signatures only.
- Lee will only sign books for purchasers present at the event.
- Lee will not sign any memorabilia or instruments.
- PHOTOS: Candid photos ONLY will be allowed from the signing line. Lee will not stop from signing to pose for photos. No flash photography.
- PLEASE NOTE: Street parking on Haralson Avenue will be extremely limited. We recommend using Uber, Lyft or taking MARTA. A Cappella Books is a short walk from the Inman Park MARTA Station and Little 5 Points.
About the Book
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music’s thunderous, rumbly bottom end—the bass—in this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful, and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection.
In this luxurious keepsake volume, Geddy Lee chronicles the fascinating history of one of rock music’s foundation instruments, the bass guitar. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed by Richard Sibbals, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John “Skully” McIntosh, "Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass" profiles over 200 classic basses from Lee's extensive collection. The book combines knowledge and observations gleaned from Lee's long, successful career with new and behind-the-scenes photos, ranging from his earliest days to Rush’s sold-out 40th anniversary tour in 2015, plus personal interviews with some of the world’s top bassists and collectors.
A musician and guitar freak, Lee has acquired the magnificent bass models that have been the backbone of the world’s greatest popular music, from greats such as Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, and Jack Bruce. The book features vintage basses from 1950 through the mid-1970s—the golden age of guitar making.
Suffused with Lee's intelligence, taste, and disarming wit, "Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass" is also an entertaining look at a legend’s career on stage, in the studio, and at home. Lee shares his views of the role of the bass guitar in his life and in the lives of the great players who’ve influenced him, revealing his passions and motivations, and ultimately broadening fans’ appreciation of his beloved instrument.
About the Author
Geddy Lee is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush, with drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson. The most successful Canadian music group in history, Rush is only third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums sold by a rock band, and has performed before millions of fans around the world. Ranked by Rolling Stone as among the top bassists of all-time, Rush’s energetic frontman has long been acclaimed for his wizard-like musical talent and mesmerizing performances. Lee lives in Toronto, Canada.