From Bonham to Buddha and Back: The Slow Enlightenment of the Hard Rock Drummer

Zepparella. Feb. 2023. 364p. ISBN 9798986978956. $34.99. SPIRITUALITY
Moss is the drummer for Zepperella, an all-woman, Led Zeppelin tribute band. She’s also a spiritual counselor. In her debut memoir, she candidly reveals the challenges of attempting to replicate the iconic drumming style of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and the realities of life on tour. Based on previous posts on her blog, Moss describes her journey as a musician and how that has informed and shaped her interest in spiritual healing and meditation. In a series of short, essay-like chapters, she discusses her lifelong passions for spirituality and mindfulness, presents her experiences with a balance of depth and levity, and draws astute connections between performing music and connecting to a larger truth.
VERDICT Like a rollicking drum solo, Moss’s writing will reward readers willing to go along for the ride. The author’s passion and joy for both music and spirituality are radiant.
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