Cherry Lane Unveils Top Tab Books at Summer NAMM

Publisher Does Battle Studies with John Mayer and Rolls Out Derek Trucks’ Already Free

MILWAUKEE – Cherry Lane Music Company is pleased to present at Summer NAMM songbooks featuring two of today’s top guitar stars: John Mayer and Derek Trucks.

The Wall Street Journal has described Derek Trucks – who is also in the Allman Brothers Band – as “the most awe-inspiring electric slide guitar player performing today.” Compelling songwriting, superb playing and smoking grooves take his sixth studio CD, Already Free, to a new level. In fact, this disc won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

Cherry Lane’s artist-approved Play-It-Like-It-Is matching folio for Derek Trucks – Already Free (HL02501440 / $24.99) features notes-&-tab transcriptions for all 12 songs, plus an in-depth interview with Trucks and lots of great photos. Includes the songs: Already Free • Back Where I Started • Don’t Miss Me • Down in the Flood • I Know • Maybe This Time • Our Love • Sweet Inspiration • and more.     

Billboard calls 2009’s Battle Studies “the best and most adventurous of (John Mayer’s) four studio albums. New for Summer NAMM is an EZ Guitar with Riffs matching folio (HL02501503 / $16.99), featuring easier arrangements with tab for all 11 songs: All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye • Assassin • Crossroads • Do You Know Me • Edge of Desire • Friends, Lovers or Nothing • Half of My Heart • Heartbreak Warfare • Perfectly Lonely • War of My Life • and Who Says, plus notes on the making of the record. A Play-It-Like-It-Is songbook (02501502) and a PVG version (02501504) of John Mayer – Battle Studies are already available.

For more information or to place an order for Cherry Lane publications, please visit your local music store or contact Music Dispatch (1-800-637-2852,

About Hal Leonard Corporation
Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation ( is the world’s largest music print publisher, producing songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, reference books, DVDs, CD-ROMs, children’s music products and more. In its more than 200,000 available publications, the company represents in print some of the world’s best known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters and arrangers. Hal Leonard is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and also has domestic offices in Winona, MN; New York; and Nashville; and offices abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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