What does music mean to you? Is it entertainment? Background noise? Or a consuming passion and constant presence in your life for as long as you can remember? For longtime music writer Jason Warburg, editor of indie album review site the Daily Vault, the answer has never been in doubt. Collecting 100 album reviews and artist interviews, plus a smattering of essays and concert reviews, My Heart Sings the Harmony is a love letter to rock and roll—and progressive rock, and power-pop, and jazz, and Americana, and, truth be told, popular music itself. If you’ve ever experienced a moment when it felt like music changed your life, this book was written for you.
“Jason Warburg writes with an unreasonable amount of velocity and heart. My Heart Sings The Harmony is a gentle, funny and thoughtful reminder about why music makes us feel so much, and offers the kind of emotional honesty that we rarely see anymore. Each piece here is like a sepia snapshot of a forgotten time, but one that can be called back immediately in just one note—and it's in that one note where we feel most at home.”
-- Alex Green, editor of Stereo Embers magazine and author of Emergency Anthems
“Jason Warburg is one of the finest music writers out there. My Heart Sings the Harmony demonstrates in a clear, passionate and unpretentious way the process of ‘acquiring musical memories’—Warburg is out to celebrate and share what he loves and why. You’ll more than likely be re-visiting some albums you may have given short shrift to, or searching for a new artist or album that, as Jason puts it, stops him in his tracks.”
-- Bernadette Quigley, music publicist, QuigleyMedia
Music has played a central role in Jason Warburg's life since he sat in his big brothers' bedroom at age three listening to them play A Hard Day's Night over and over again. A recovering political junkie, in his thirties he moved into non-profit work in the higher education arena, while enjoying a parallel career as a music writer. The latter includes writing for the Daily Vault, one of the Web's oldest independent music review sites, since 1997, and serving as its editor since 2003. He is the author of dozens of op-ed pieces and more than 700 album reviews, interviews and feature stories. His books include Believe in Me, a novel set in the world of popular music, and My Heart Sings the Harmony: Twenty Years of Writing About Music, a collection of his reviews, interviews and essays.