John Sinclair is known as the founder of the Detroit Artists Workshop and the White Panther Party, manager of The MC5, producer of the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals and of records by artists from Deacon John to Sun Ra, political prisoner and opponent of the marijuana laws since 1965, radio broadcaster at WDET and WWOZ and originator of the live coverage of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, pioneer of podcasting and proprietor of his own internet radio station Radio Free Amsterdam for the past ten years.
But first and always John Sinclair is a poet and journalist with half a century’s experience in poetry and music. His adaptations of the blues and jazz idioms to verse forms with musical accompaniment are groundbreaking, and he’s already produced more than 20 albums of these expert and scholarly verse pieces set to music. ‘It’s All Good’ collects 25 of Sinclair’s poems and 25 prose writings from his books of poetry plus excerpts from his underground classic Guitar Army and features on Jack Kerouac, Dr. John, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington, Irma Thomas, and the Wild Indians of Mardi Gras.
The book ‘It’s All Good‘ is accompanied by a free MP3 album download of Sinclair’s poetry & music collaborations corresponding to the poems in the book and featuring accompaniment by Wayne Kramer, Jeff Grand, Mark Ritsema, Charles Moore, Lyman Woodard ,Tom Worrell, Afrissippi , Ed Moss & the Society Jazz Orchestra and others.