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Homegrown music : discovering bluegrass

Author: Stephanie P Ledgin
Publisher: Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With retail sales of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack exceeding 6.5 million copies since its release in the year 2000, 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,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie P Ledgin
ISBN: 0275981150 9780275981150
OCLC Number: 55665561
Description: xx, 181 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Homegrown music : what is bluegrass? --
The evolution of bluegrass : a mosaic of influences --
Banjo meets the high lonesome sound --
Bluegrass bends and blends --
Fiddling to flatpicking --
Songs of love, death, faith, and family --
Popular culture : got bluegrass? --
The international language of bluegrass --
Up close : concerts, festivals, and parking lot pickin' --
Pick it up, pass it on! --
On the horizon --
Down the road : continuing the tradition.
Responsibility: Stephanie P. Ledgin ; foreword by Ricky Skaggs.

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Offers a unique and informative background for readers who want to explore the multifaceted history of bluegrass music and its current popularity.  Read more...

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"Ledgin provides a helpful survey of the genre as well as an engaging introduction to the music... helps first-time listeners understand the differences between traditional bluegrass and the new Read more...

 
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