Homegrown Music: Discovering Bluegrass (Music in American Life) (Paperback)
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Homegrown Music offers an introductory primer for newcomers to bluegrass and provides a novel perspective for fans already captivated by the music.
Award-winning bluegrass writer Stephanie P. Ledgin writes about topics ranging from the music's predecessors to its innovators to contemporary figures. Interviews with legends like Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band provide candid insights and invaluable eyewitness history. Delving into instrumentation, songs, the festival experience, "parking lot picking," and other topics, the book gives neophytes and enthusiasts alike new perspectives on the music. Twenty-five photographs taken by the author and a foreword by bluegrass superstar Ricky Skaggs further enrich the guide while a special section features an extensive bluegrass resource guide to print, audiovisual, and Internet materials.
About the Author
Stephanie P. Ledgin is a longtime music journalist and photographer with credits in publications, recordings, and museums around the world. She was the 2005 International Bluegrass Music Print Media Person of the Year. Her books include From Every Stage: Images of America's Roots Music.