A book full of emotions and feelings inspired by the art and work of Bruce Springsteen
Pistoia (Italy), September 2011
It all started with the idea of remembering a young friend, fervid Springsteen fan, and passionate youth basketball coach. Shortly after, a bunch of friends began contacting the vast and diverse world of Springsteen italian fans. 90 of them rose to the challenge: journalists, writers, musicians, designers, photographers, lutists, graphologists, collectors and ordinary fans: all with a common passion for Bruce, the experience of several dozens of concerts around the world and a wealth of stories and anecdotes with the rocker of Freehold as common trait. The result is a collection of short stories, photos, and pictures that will be published under the aegis, approval and support of the Municipality of Pistoia and its Provincial Administration. The book will be the first volume of a new series of publications which will celebrate the the forty years of activity of the Associazione sportiva e culturale Silvano Fedi di Pistoia.
Brucetellers (240 pages, Euro 13, published by Edizioni Nuove Esperienze) will be released on October 22. All the proceeds will be donated to the Meyer Children Hospital Foundation in Florence. The book presentation will be held the same day during a live music event at the Piccolo Teatro Bolognini in Pistoia.
Among the contributors, Vini Lopez (Springsteen’s first drummer), Massimo Bubola, Cristina Donà, Marino Severini (Gang), Graziano Romani, Ermanno Labianca, Stefano Mannucci, Marco Denti, Leonardo Colombati, Gianluca Morozzi, Mauro Zambellini, and many others who have embraced the spirit of charity of this project besides sharing a common sense of belonging to the home of followers of the ‘Jersey Devil’, an artist who has always stood out for sensitivity and altruism.
The book will be released shortly after the death of Clarence Clemons, the E-Street Band memorable sax player, whom has been dedicated the back cover.