Homegrown Music

Homegrown Music

Discovering Bluegrass

Book - 2004
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With retail sales of the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack exceeding 6.5 million copies since its 2000 release, bluegrass music has re-entered the spotlight as a major American style, spawning huge successes with subsequent albums. Author Stephanie P. Ledgin has captured the rich history of this music in "Homegrown Music," a lively, informative book that is perfect for newcomers and devoted fans, musicians, and non-musicians. Though recognized and embraced internationally, bluegrass is one of only two musical genres native to America and, like jazz, it boasts a colorful and lively history, one that is captured here in all its detail complete with candid interviews with such legends as Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Covering such aspects of bluegrass as instrumentation, songs, the festival experience, and parking lot picking, "Homegrown Music" also offers candid interviews with many celebrated bluegrass figures. An extensive up-to-the-minute resource guide of print, audio-visual, and Internet materials rounds out the volume. Enthusiasts of all ages will find much to discover and much to enjoy.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004
ISBN: 9780275981150
0275981150
Characteristics: xx, 181 p., [13] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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carolannbagan
May 10, 2013

very good book for those jsut getting into bluegrass. or even those looking to listen to a different artist or three.

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