Jerry Abbott, father of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott” has just released a book, ten years after Dimebag’s death, “Over My Left Shoulder: The Life And Times Of Jerry Abbott”, via CreateSpace, the publishing engine of global online retailer and publisher Amazon.
The music business is filled with lots of contradictions: lots of highs and lots of lows, and Jerry Abbott — a professional musician, as well as a recording engineer, a role he performs to this day at his studio in Nashville — has been down every road imaginable on his journey through it and lived to tell it all. His sons, Vinnie Paul and “Dimebag” Darrell were the founding members of two of the world’s greatest rock groups, PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN. Jerry mentored them from day one and the story of their success is relayed in “Over My Left Shoulder: The Life And Times Of Jerry Abbott”. As you turn its pages, you will discover how to get a record deal, how Dimebag found his sound, how Buck Owens came to record and to “play together again, again” and the ins and outs of Music City USA.
Music makes some people rich and leaves others destitute. Talent has nothing to do with it and yet it has everything to do with it. If you’re in a new and restless rock band and want to get on with making your first million bucks, this book will open your eyes to a world you don’t even suspect and would never imagine. In either case, “Over My Left Shoulder: The Life And Times Of Jerry Abbott” will teach you what you need to know and take you where you want to go.
Part autobiography, part music business guide, this book offers something for everyone from the PANTERA fan to musicians paying their dues, making it a must read for everyone. With a foreword by Marty Stuart, and stories that run the gambit of rock royalty to the top players in country music, “Over My Left Shoulder” transcends genres, decades, and paves the way for the next generation.