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Discovering folk music

Author: Stephanie P Ledgin
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the role folk music has played in American history, highlighting songs, musicians, and events that defined folk music and its evolution.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie P Ledgin
ISBN: 9780275993870 0275993876
OCLC Number: 276335257
Description: xxii, 181 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What is folk music? : beyond "Kumbaya" --
American folk music : a cultural mosaic --
Folk revival : 50 years on --
No boundaries : new folk to anti-folk --
The power of song --
Guitars, harmonicas, and banjos--oh, my! --
Folk : family-friendly --
Folk alive! : front porches to festivals --
Bridging folk : Tom Paxton to the Abrams Brothers --
A living tradition : the times they keep a-changin'.
Responsibility: Stephanie P. Ledgin ; foreword by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis.

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From Ani DiFranco to Bob Dylan to Woodie Guthrie, American folk music comprises a truly diverse and rich tradition-one that's almost impossible to define in broad terms. This book explains why folk  Read more...

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"A photojournalist and a longtime fan of folk music, Ledgin has pulled together a wide variety of information, creatinga helpful guide. . . . This book is intended to guide those who want basic Read more...

 
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