Lohninger's book goes a long way beyond simply giving the nuts and bolts of being a touring musician and bandleader.
"Singer/composer/arranger/bandleader/teacher Elisabeth Lohninger adds published author to her credentials with Singer's Survival Guide to Touring, a primer on how not to lose one's mind (and health) as a touring musician. ... [It] is a slim how-to book on what to do and not do as a touring singer, as well as a selective memoir of some of the more notable experiences she and her band have had while on the road. Her writing is pithy and unadorned, as I would imagine a conversation with her to be.
... Lohninger's book goes a long way beyond simply giving the nuts and bolts of being a touring musician and bandleader. ... What Singer's Survival Guide to Touring reveals between the lines is that making quality music is hard, demanding a talent, ability, and dedication, and requiring much energy, physical, and emotional resources. Lohninger has tips on how to maintain all of these elements and does so with a good, clear-eyed humor.
... Lohninger's anecdotes from the road remind me of those adventurers climbing mountains and crossing glaciers, pushing themselves to such a physical and emotional limit that even the smallest hiccup could have dire consequences. ... Lohninger obviously loves what she does and makes the reader appreciate what it takes to create what she does. We should be grateful." C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz