THE BOOK

Renowned Folk Music Promoter BOB STANE is SEEKING A PUBLISHER for his autobiography titled “Always Ask for It: A Memoir”.

With the wit, warmth and humor he is known for, Stane recounts his extraordinary journey from humble farm boy to being a central figure – as club owner and promoter – in the West Coast folk music revival of the 1960’s.

Guitar-playing folk singers found audiences in coffeehouses, like Stane’s Upper Cellar in San Diego, and clubs like The Ice House, Stane’s legendary venue in Los Angeles. Artists and acts that appear on Stane’s storied stages – and pages – read like a veritable who’s who of Southern California’s burgeoning folk music scene, including artists whose careers he helped launch, like Steve Martin, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen, the Dillards, the Association, John Stewart, the New Christy Minstrels, Mason Williams and the Smothers Brothers to name just a few.

At the center of each story, each anecdote, each expose is Stane himself, a charismatic, beloved visionary with a special skill for discovering and nurturing talent, and a passion for folk music that endures to this day. 

 
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MEET BOB STANE, A "BEST OF THE WEST AMBASSADOR" AND A "MUSIC LEGEND" CONCERT PROMOTER.

Bob Stane has been an inspiring and iconic figure in the Southern California entertainment scene for over fifty years.

From 1961 to 1978, Stane supported and nurtured a generation of musicians and performers as co-owner of The Ice House in Pasadena, helping to launch the careers of The Dillards, The Association, The Smothers Brothers, Pat Paulsen, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Jay Leno, Gallagher, and David Letterman.
 
Bob was honored with the “Best of the West Ambassador Award” at the Folk Alliance – Region West (FAR-West) conference in Irvine, CA in 2009, the organization’s highest honor for non-musicians. Stane received the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest’s Music Legend Award in 2012.

THE PITCH

Bob Stane, an unrepentant entrepreneur and publicist, shares his adventures in business and entertainment and the stunts he pulled that netted him newspaper, magazine, and television coverage worldwide. Read about his inspiration to get into “live” entertainment when, as a child, he saw the farm’s pig swallow his pet chicken alive! Oh my! He describes first-hand the events of regular business success with tales from his personal and business life and the love he feels for the process of promotion. Bob is known for his magic at the Ice House in Los Angeles, the Upper Cellar in San Diego and Playboy Clubs Incorporated in Chicago. He is the pulsating, living, embodiment of the hack, “Ask and you shall receive.”

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Remember, BOB STANE is an excellent and proficient publicist and can alert the world when his book is ready to go.

The main theme of the book is “Always Ask For it,” instructions to the reader firmly sees a prize of life that he, or she, truly wants they should always ask for it in just the “correct” and fair manner and they are probably going to get it. Reflecting on parts of the children’s book, ”Jack And The Beanstalk”, Bob will spill the legumes, show how to win the golden harp, get a good price for the cow, and become a life-long friend of the giant and the two of them will probably go into farming organic beans and rice and own a townhouse constructed of bricks.

In his very early days Bob snagged, for his venues the beginning “star” personas  of DAVID LETTERMAN, JAY LENO, THE ASSOCIATION, GABE KAPLAN, GALLAGHER, TOM WAITS, ROBIN WILLIAMS, RANDY SPARKS AND THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS (MANY TIMES), NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND (many big hits), THE IRISH ROVERS (HIT, THE UNICORN), THE DILLARDS.

LILY TOMLIN, many guest appearances AND A “LIVE” LP record. Bob’s memories and funny secrets and stunts are awaited by hundreds, if not thousands (6000+ Facebook following). Also “live” THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS (2 LP’S), BOB NEWHART (recorded “live”),  THE VERY EARLY STEVE MARTIN PLUS A ton OF CELEBRITIES WHO JUST WANTED 20 MINUTES ON HIS STAGE. Even Leonard Nimoy.

If you want praise from celebrities like David Letterman, Jay Leno and Steve Martin they would probably say, “he has a great eye for big time emerging talent, and he picked me.”

Book potential:

Bob’s 5000+ email subscribers, are awaiting a publisher/agent and you may know of such a fine human.

Bob does not want to “self-publish.” Please find him a first rate publisher or agent. You know one. This is a book of importance both as a fun read and a tell-all about succeeding in business and/or life. His publicity stunts (free advertising) have appeared in newspapers, magazines and television all over the civilized world.

He knows the secrets and any one paragraph in the book should return a solid profit on the price of the entire publication. He, also, exposes a plethora of personal, historical, discoveries and adventures.

He is a shameless headline grabber and will not apologize.

For more information Google the following:

  1. Bob Stane, Wikipedia.
  2. Who is Bob Stane
  3. The Fork In The Road, Pasadena, Ca.
  4. The Idaho Potato Council (Huge promotion – biggest in U.S.A.)


Bona Fides
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  • Owner The Upper Cellar (San Diego)
  • The Ice House (Pasadena, Ca.)
  • Executive, Hugh Hefner, Playboy Clubs, Inc., Chicago, Illinois)
  • Owner, The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Altadena, Ca.).
  • Winner of every Presenter Award offered by the “good music/folk organizations” In Southern California.

THE VIDEO