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Homegrown music : discovering bluegrass

Author: Stephanie P Ledgin
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st Illinois edView all editions and formats
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An introductory primer directed at the newcomer to bluegrass that also provides a perspective for those already captivated by the music. This work also covers the history of the genre's development,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ledgin, Stephanie P.
Homegrown music.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2006
(OCoLC)892058922
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie P Ledgin
ISBN: 0252073762 9780252073762
OCLC Number: 64453418
Notes: Originally published: Westport, CT : Praeger, 2004.
Description: xx, 181 pages, [13] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 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 --
Rediscovering bluegrass.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Stephanie P. Ledgin ; foreword by Ricky Skaggs.

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"Every library should own a copy." Library Journal "The perfect introduction for those interested in knowing more about bluegrass and a needed addition to the canon of bluegrass scholarship." Read more...

 
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