The Bluegrass Reader

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Thomas Goldsmith
University of Illinois Press, 2004 - Music - 353 pages
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The full story of bluegrass music from 1939 to the present day is captured in this collection of writings, some of which are older and previously unavailable, as well as classics such as Ralph Rinzler's "Sing Out" piece on Bill Monroe and works by Hunter Thompson, Marty Stuart, Alan Lomax, and David Gates, from a variety of popular periodicals.
  

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The popularity of the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? and its soundtrack renewed interest in bluegrass music. Contemporary artists like Alison Krauss now play with classic performers like Ralph ... Read full review

Contents

Bossman Bill Monroe
35
Interview with Don Reno
54
Rudy LyleClassic Bluegrass Banjo Man
118
Bill MonroeThe Daddy of Blue Grass Music
137
The Plight of the Bluegrass Widow
191
So You Dont Like the Way We Do
199
The Bluegrass Alliance
215
Bluegrass Mandolin 13rd Century Later
225
Record Reviews The Bluegrass Album Vol 2
246
Wandering Boy Returns to His Roots
262
Keynote Address
298
Bones to Pick
305
From True Adventures with the King of Bluegrass
312
the Rules of Bluegrass
319
Constant Sorrow
327
INDEX
339

Pete Wernicks Secret Ingredient
239

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