Life of a Roadie: The Gypsy in Me

"The book promotion is NOT like a Mount St Helen's eruption, but more like a slow moving train through the Sierra's." © - Ronnie Rush

Book Reviews:

"Yes I did get the book (personally signed). The parts I read were very interestingó

Good luck w/the promotion!"
Bob MalikK-EARTH 101 radio-Los Angeles, CA
"Well congratulations. You made it. I've read the excerpts and it looks great. Best of luck with the book and hoping you always have more than two quarters to rub together."
Ken KohlFormer station manager KFBK all talk radio-
Sacramento, CA
Rush Limbaugh's former boss
Ronnie gets interviewed...

Mary Jane Poppradio host KAHI 950 am Auburn, CA
"Great job on the book!"

M G KellyRadio personality, Los Angeles CA
Ronnie's interview...

Pat Walshradio host KFBK 1530 am, Sacramento, CA
Ronnie's book has crossed over to the Christian market

"I am so happy to see that your book has reached the publication phase. Congratulations, and way to press on for that elusive goal that so many would-be writers fall short of. This is really momentous, and I'm so glad to have been a small part of your accomplishment."
Liana RedelfsEditor - Ronnie Rush's book
"Ronnie, You have a prodigious ability to call up old memories. Fashioning those memories into a narrative and drawing conclusions about what they mean and what you learned as a result is quite an achievement of contemplation and introspection."
Will Lymannarrator FRONTLINE -PBS television
"Ronnie, The book looks terrific. I'm leaving for Hawaii and will read it while relaxing in the sun. Thanks so much, and thanks for the personalized autograph."
Gig XifarasDirector of Operations, Associated Entertainment, Burlingame, CA
"In Ronnie Rush's book, we see a slice of Rock history that does not try to bridge all of rock 'n roll music; the words place a small stone in the foundation of the growth of one group's life and travels."
Ross du ClairChief Engineer, Clear Channel Radio (Sacramento, CA)
"Ronnie, You did a damn fine job on the manuscript...I wish you much success with this.. and I do hope I get an autographed copy."
Joe Frankof Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. (PLAYBOY RECORDS)
"Ronnie, I am happy for you if writing this book brings you any measure of satisfaction and/or compense... I wish you luck with your project"
Alan DennisonBaby grand piano
of Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds/Dennison -
"Hi Ronnie....Yes I did and thank you very much! I look forward to reading it. I did notice the chapter about Cool 101 and that you mentioned me. That is very kind of you. But let me say this...if you didn't have the talent to do the job, I wouldn't have hired you! All the best to you..."
Jon BrentRonnie's former program director COOL 101.1 FM
"Hello Ronnie....Thanks for the book...I read it. It is great. I loved the experiences."

Tommy Reynolds
of Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
"Ronnie, thanks for getting in touch. I wish you all the best with your book."

Robert Greenfield
author; Bill Graham Presents
My Life Inside Rock and Out
"Hey Ronnie...

I did! Itís fascinating... Iím a few chapters in and am enjoying it. "

Bryan ChattertonCommunity Center theater | Manager, Sacramento, CA
"On the subject of area authors, former radio host Ronnie Rush recalls his years as a roadie to some of rock 'n' roll's legendary bands in 'Life of a Roadie: The Gypsy in Me'"
-Al Pierleoni
Sacramento Bee (Ronnie's adopted hometown newspaper)
Sacramento News & Review
"A rollicking, fun story of the life of a man who grew up in the music biz back when all the real talent was live and rocking. From chance encounters with Paula Abdul to a job offer with Elton John, this Roadie's life is a fascinating account of a generation of music through the eyes of the unseen but ever-watching stagehand. Told with refreshing candor and wit, the book tells the story of a young man growing up through difficult times and hard situations, but the star-studded cast and California setting make it seem like a movie script in the making.You won't realize how much you didn't know about your favorite oldies!"
"Congratulations on the book, I have a feeling many people would be interested in your memoir! Wish you much luck with it.

all best,"
Janet Fitch (Author- White Oleander, and guest on Oprah Winfrey)

Reviews Coming Soon:

Lizann HuntPromotional Director - The Eagle 96.9 FM

Jeff "Skunk" Baxterguitarist extraordinaire

Don Imus Legendary radio personality

Floyd Sneedoriginal drummer for 3 Dog Night
Darla GivensNews 10 (weather anchor)

Jeff Pilson#3 bass player, Foreigner

Nancy ConoverCasey Kasem's former production assistant

John Densmoredrummer for The Doors
Toni Tennilleof 'The Captain & Tennille'

Brian RayGuitarist for Paul McCartney

Ed CaraeffWorld renown photographer

Peter Coyoteauthor, actor, narrator
Bill Moyers Veteran journalist

Shane Salerno screenwriter, producer, director, and NY Times bestselling author, "Salinger"

Michael Shrieve original Drummer for Santana

David & Linda Laflamme It's A Beautiful Day
Kenneth RaskinAssociate Conductor-Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra

Scott SyphaxStudio Sacramento-PBS television

Big Jim Halllocal radio personality-Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Magazine
Joey Mitchelllocal radio personality- Sacramento, CA

Rick Shannonradio production-Sacramento, CA

Steve Brandanoproducer for "shock jock" Howard Stern- New York, NY.

John Fugelsanginterviewed Beatle George Harrison
Chuck NegronOne of the greatest singers of all time!
formerly of 3 Dog Night

Willie NelsonLegendary country singer


Bob Harlowprogram director KFRC San Francisco hired Ronnie just before Ronnie retired from radio
Eddie Kramer Studio engineer for Jimi Hendrix

David Fricke Senior writer Rolling Stone magazine

Herb Alpert musician and co-founder of A&M Records

Smokey Robinson R&R Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame