Some early reactions to “Music, Lyrics, and Life”

Some early reactions to “Music, Lyrics, and Life”

I’m so grateful to hear back from mentors and heroes on their reactions to the book. Here are the first to get back to me:


“Others may have written Bibles on songwriting. This is the Talmud.” — Eric Bazilian, writer, “One of Us” (Joan Osborne); founding member of the Hooters; collaborator, Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, Bon Jovi, LeeAnn Rimes, Jonatha Brooke

“Songwriting is a mystical art, and Mike Errico joins all the dots, helping us visualize the process as well as igniting our passion for the ultimate freedom of creativity.” — Martin Page, cowriter, “We Built This City” (Starship); “King of Wishful Thinking” (Go West); writer, “In the House of Stone and Light”; collaborator, Chaka Khan, Heart, Earth, Wind & Fire, Robbie Williams, Josh Groban

“Mike Errico’s book on songwriting (and more) is an inspirational tool and a wonderful reference for artists and musicians involved in a creative effort. Highly recommended.” — Patricia Barber, composer, songwriter; Guggenheim Fellow, Composition; American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2019)

Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide for the Advancing Songwriter
“The songwriting class you always wish you’d taken, taught by the professor you always wish you’d had.”
Coming November 1, 2021 on Backbeat Books