"The Chapman Stick" - photo book by Bob Culbertson
Hardcover, 55 pages. Graphic design and photography by Dan and Yuki Chapman
This new pictorial tribute to the instrument celebrates its origin, construction, artistry and community, as well as Bob's own lifelong musical journey. Ever since he took up the instrument in 1976 at the age of twenty, Bob Culbertson has been a defining voice on the Chapman Stick. He has mastered the instrument in several genres including Celtic, flamenco, blues, new age, and more recently has added many well known classical themes to his repertoire, earning him the nickname "Segovia of The Stick".
His colorful coffee-table book includes double spreads of current and archival photos - many never before published - of artists, instruments, the manufacturing process, seminars and more, insightfully captioned by Bob from his unique perspective as an early adopter and well-traveled concert master.