‘Song for Jimi’ Explores Jimi Hendrix’s Life In a Vibrant, Family-Friendly World

Charles R. Smith Jr. sets out to inspire the next generation of rock stars with the exciting Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix, out via Neal Porter Books and Holiday House. The book frames Jimi Hendrix’s whirlwind life and career foundation separated into “verses” as short chapters, making the story come to life alongside bright illustrations by Edel Rodriguez, former art director of TIME

The book gracefully touches on Hendrix’s tumultuous home life and how it influenced his love of music, as well as the struggles he faced as he found his footing in the beginning of his music career. It also touches on highlights like Woodstock and California’s Monterey Pop Festival, choosing to focus on his artistry and legacy rather than his untimely death at age 27.

Song for Jimi is a stunning storybook for both Hendrix fanatics and new listeners alike, breaking down key aspects of his life and musicianship in an easily digestible, fun way. It flourishes with small details while still focusing on the most crucial experiences Hendrix went through, offering a fun balance and entertaining those who are interested without losing sight of the overarching story.

“I wanted to celebrate a unique individual who inspired me,” Smith explains. “I wanted to show how he became the legend we know today. Jimi Hendrix may no longer be with us, but he lives on through his music.”

Now, thanks to Smith, he’ll live on through this immersive storybook and the new generation of rockers who pick it up. You can find Song for Jimi on Bookshop, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon now!

Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix: Smith Jr., Charles  R., Rodriguez, Edel: 9780823443338: Amazon.com: Books

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Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.

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