Our brand of folk is definitely not all "kumbaya" and our brand of country definitely not "git'r done".

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  1. Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness

    Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness


    The first and only illustrated biography of "The Man in Black", Johnny Cash, the most famous country singer of all time. Learn More
  2. John Fahey: Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years 1958-1965

    John Fahey: Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years 1958-1965


    More than ten years in the making, this critically acclaimed box set-originally published in 2011-features the earliest recordings of one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s and '70s, blues and folk pioneer John Fahey (1939-2001). Learn More
  3. Introducing Bert Williams

    Introducing Bert Williams: Burnt Cork, Broadway, and the Story of America's First Black Star


    According to critics of his time, Bert Williams was “the Greatest Comedian on the American Stage.” Learn More
  4. I've Always Kept a Unicorn

    I've Always Kept a Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny


    I've Always Kept a Unicorn tells the story of Sandy Denny, one of the greatest British singers of her time and the first female singer-songwriter to produce a substantial and enduring body of original songs. Learn More
  5. I'm Your Man

    I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen


    The legend behind such songs as "Suzanne," "Bird on the Wire" and "Hallelujah" and the poet and novelist behind such groundbreaking literary works as Beautiful Losers and Book of Mercy, Leonard Cohen is one of the most important and influential artists of the most important and influential artists of our era, a man of powerful emotion and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life—sex, religion, power, meaning, love. Learn More
  6. House of Cash (paperback)

    House of Cash: The Legacies of my Father, Johnny Cash


    House of Cash is an unprecedented look at the life and inspirations of the Man in Black, by none other than his namesake son, John Carter Cash. Gathering together previously unpublished photographs, lyrics, art, notes, and recollections from the Cash family archives, John Carter paints a portrait of his father’s inner life, and the values he imparted to his son and family. Learn More
  7. Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues

    Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues


    The Pogues injected the fury of punk into Irish folk music and gave the world the troubled, iconic, darkly romantic songwriter Shane MacGowan. Learn More
  8. Hear My Sad Story

    Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and Other Traditional American Folk Songs


    In 2015, Bob Dylan said, "I learned lyrics and how to write them from listening to folk songs. And I played them, and I met other people that played them, back when nobody was doing it. Sang nothing but these folk songs, and they gave me the code for everything that's fair game, that everything belongs to everyone." Learn More
  9. Gram Parsons: God's Own Singer

    Gram Parsons: God's Own Singer


    Gram sang like an angel and dressed like a country star. Sadly he was neither - at least not in his own lifetime. Learn More
  10. Family Tradition

    Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams


    Covering three generations of Hank Williams, Family Tradition is both unique and vast in scope. Learn More
  11. Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs

    Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs


    In this collection of beautifully crafted autobiographical vignettes, Jay Farrar visits the places he’s journeyed to over twenty years as a traveling musician, and recalls his formative childhood, raised by his parents from the Missouri Ozarks. Learn More
  12. Dylan Goes Electric!

    Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties


    ne of the music world’s pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event’s fiftieth anniversary. Learn More
  13. Don't Suck, Don't Die

    Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt


    "Friend, asshole, angel, mutant,” singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt “came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess." Learn More
  14. Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead

    Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead


    The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. Learn More
  15. Darkest America

    Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop


    An exploration and celebration of a controversial tradition that, contrary to popular opinion, is alive and active after more than 150 years. Learn More
  16. Dance of Death

    Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist


    John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Learn More
  17. Buried Country

    Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music


    It was country music that first gave Aboriginal people a voice in modern Australia, long before it was commonplace for Aboriginal dance companies to tour the world or for Central Desert “dot paintings” to sell for astronomical sums. Learn More
  18. Buck Owens

    Buck Owens: The Biography


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    Buck Owens was the top-selling country act of the 1960s. The Beatles covered his songs; Gram Parsons idolized him; the Grateful Dead loved him. At least six marriages, several TV shows, and a publishing and media empire followed. Learn More
  19. Bound For Glory

    Bound for Glory


    First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by a man who saw it all. Learn More
  20. Blind But Now I See

    Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson


    Blind But Now I See 2nd Ed From the day Doc Watson stepped off the bus in New York City, the North Carolina music legend changed the world forever. His influence has been recognized by presidents and by the heroes of modern music. Learn More
  21. The Bakersfield Sound

    Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music


    The aesthetic known as the Bakersfield Sound transformed country music, its hard edge a stark contrast to Nashville's stringed orchestras. Learn More
  22. Austin City Limits

    Austin City Limits: A Monument to Music


    Honored as a “historic rock and roll landmark” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Austin City Limits is the longest-running popular music series in American television history. Learn More
  23. Amplified

    Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians


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    Amplifed presents sixteen short stories by some of the most compelling songwriters performing today. Learn More
  24. Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World (trade paperback edition)

    Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World


    The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song. Learn More
  25. A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics

    A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics


    Billy Bragg is one of Britain's most distinctive and accomplished songwriters, whose work has articulated the passions, both personal and political, of Britain during the past five decades. Learn More

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