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Yankee twang : country and western music in New England

Author: Clifford R Murphy
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Merging scholarly insight with a professional guitarist's keen sense of the musical life, this book delves into the rich tradition of country & western music that is played and loved in the mill towns and cities of the American northeast. Clifford R. Murphy draws on a wealth of ethnographic material, interviews, and encounters with recorded and live music to reveal the central role of country and western in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford R Murphy
ISBN: 9780252038679 0252038673
OCLC Number: 877367779
Description: xvi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: New England country and western music and the myth of Southern authenticity --
A history of New England country and western music, 1925-1975 --
Finding community in the New England country and western event --
Home on the grange : the frontier between "American" and "immigrant" worldviews in New England country and western --
It beats digging clams : the working life of country and western musicians in the barnstorming era --
The New England cowboy : regional resistance to national culture.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Clifford R. Murphy.

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Merging scholarly insight with a professional guitarist's keen sense of the musical life, this book delves into the rich tradition of country & western music that is played and loved in the mill  Read more...

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