American Roots Music

American Roots Music

Book - 2001
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This volume explores the creative outpouring of the geniuses who wrote uniquely American genres of folk music that originated in small communities and spread across the nation. It spotlights the songwriters and singers, the entrepreneurs and promoters, the musicians who cross-pollinated traditional musics, and the contemporary artists who have attained international standing. Essays by experts in each field cover the major musical genres. Also included are first-person narratives of key artists, historical timelines, and many color and bandw photographs and art. Edited by Santelli (Experience Music Project), Holly George-Warren (editor of Rolling Stone Press), and Jim Brown (director of music documentaries). Oversize: 10.25x12.5". c. Book News Inc.
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 2001.
ISBN: 9780810914322
Branch Call Number: 781.600973
Characteristics: 232 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.


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Dec 10, 2014

I loved reading from all the different experts about Americana music and the roots of styles we hear today. I felt this volume was thin on information on Native American music and disproportionately thick on pop/country music. I'm interested to see the companion materials.


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