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Release Party Held for Book Celebrating Local Musicians

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A book release signing party was hosted at Champion Brewing Company on Sunday. A book release signing party was hosted at Champion Brewing Company on Sunday.
The book highlights local musicians in Charlottesville. The book highlights local musicians in Charlottesville.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Champion Brewing Company hosted a book release to celebrate Charlottesville’s music scene.

Dozens attended the event to recognize local musicians.

Author Rich Tarbell has been documenting musicians in Charlottesville for nearly 30 years. He put together a portrait photography project to showcase dozens of artists based in the Charlottesville area over the last 50 years.

He says he wanted to celebrate the book, but also the artists it portrayed, with the public.

“I decided to do a book release signing part, but I didn’t really want it about me as much as I wanted it to be about the Charlottesville music community and what the subject of the book is,” Tarbell said.

The book is available for purchase on Tarbell’s website. He will be taking pre-orders in case the book sells out.