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Bluegrass, newgrass, old-time, and Americana music / Craig Harris.
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9781455624010
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Gretna : Pelican Publishing Company, 2018.
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399 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Summary

Based on exclusive interviews with over 120 groundbreaking musicians, Craig Harris has crafted what feels like the first truly comprehensive history of bluegrass. His research and never-before-seen photos make Bluegrass a new authority on the genre's strongest influencers. It is arranged chronologically from Bill Monroe in 1927 to the Earls of Leicester today. Highlights include entertaining facts and anecdotes about Flatt & Scruggs, Del McCoury, Doc Watson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more. Casual readers and mountain-music buffs alike will come away with a rich understanding of the roots and evolution of this uniquely American sound.


Author Notes

Craig Harris is the author of several books on roots music. He performs with the Gaea Star Band, with whom he cohosts a weekly radio show Harris taught music before launching his award-winning Drum Away the Blues program.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 Blue Moon of Kentuckyp. 17
Chapter 2 Foggy Mountain Breakdownp. 30
Chapter 3 Voice with a Heartp. 36
Chapter 4 Country Boy Rock and Rollp. 40
Chapter 5 Rain and Snowp. 44
Chapter 6 Panama Redp. 54
Chapter 7 Blue Rondop. 59
Chapter 8 Double Stopp. 63
Chapter 9 Man of Constant Sorrowp. 71
Chapter 10 Air Mail Specialp. 79
Chapter 11 Rocky Topp. 83
Chapter 12 The New Southp. 88
Chapter 13 Docabillyp. 98
Chapter 14 Old-Time Revivalp. 111
Chapter 15 The Big Applep. 119
Chapter 16 The Hubp. 131
Chapter 17 Stringbenderp. 142
Chapter 18 The Darlingsp. 152
Chapter 19 Gentle on My Mindp. 161
Chapter 20 Fox on the Runp. 170
Chapter 21 So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Starp. 194
Chapter 22 Baghdad by the Bayp. 201
Chapter 23 Will the Circle Be Unbrokenp. 205
Chapter 24 Ashokan Farewellp. 212
Chapter 25 Fluxologyp. 218
Chapter 26 Walk the Way the Wind Blowsp. 221
Chapter 27 World Turningp. 238
Chapter 28 New Grassp. 246
Chapter 29 Up Above My Headp. 267
Chapter 30 Reassessing Old-Timep. 283
Chapter 31 Wild Rose of the Mountainp. 293
Chapter 32 I've Got That Old Feelingp. 299
Chapter 33 Pocket Full of Keysp. 308
Chapter 34 Genuine Negro Jigsp. 316
Chapter 35 Jamgrassp. 322
Chapter 36 Celebrity Connectionsp. 340
Chapter 37 Horse Flies, Mammals, and Duhksp. 348
Chapter 38 Berkleep. 361
Chapter 39 It All Comes Aroundp. 369
Codap. 372
Author Interviewsp. 373
Notesp. 375
Indexp. 383

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