FOLK & COUNTRY

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

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  1. Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe

    33 1/3 Volume 102: Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe

    $14.95

    July, 1967: It seems the entire country stopped to listen to a husky voice steeped in the simmering secrets of the South tell a tragic tale of teenage suicide. So much for the Summer of Love. Learn More
  2. 33 1/3: The Band's Music From Big Pin

    33 1/3 Volume 28: The Band's Music From Big Pink

    $14.95

    The received wisdom handed down by rock scholars and historians has been that for Dylan and The Hawks this was a period of woodshedding; of quiet meditation, musical reflection and scholarly, almost Spartan, diligence. Learn More
  3. 33 1/3: Highway 61 Revisited

    33 1/3 Volume 35: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited

    $12.95

    The latest installment in the 33 1/3 Series looks at Dylan's landmark album. Learn More
  4. 33 1/3: Neil Young's Harvest

    33 1/3 Volume 3: Neil Young's Harvest

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    Neil Young's Harvest is one of those strange albums that has achieved lasting success without ever winning the full approval of rock critics or hardcore fans. Learn More
  5. 33 1/3 Volume 40: Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark

    33 1/3 Volume 40: Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark

    $9.95

    In early 1974, when COURT AND SPARK was released, Joni Mitchell was still regarded by many as a distinguished also-ran: a folk artist with a big cult following and a number of famous friends and lovers. Learn More
  6. 33 1/3: The Byrds' Notorious Byrd Brothers

    33 1/3 Volume 43: The Byrds' Notorious Byrd Brothers

    $9.95

    The latest installment in the 33 1/3 Series looks at The Byrds' landmark album. Learn More
  7. 33 1/3 Volume 51: Nick Drake's Pink Moon

    33 1/3 Volume 51: Nick Drake's Pink Moon

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    The backside of Nick Drake's headstone, wedged deep into the earth of an English parish church graveyard, reads: 'Now we rise and we are everywhere.' Learn More
  8. 33 1/3 Volume 58: Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights

    33 1/3 Volume 58: Richard and Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights

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    Richard had been married for nearly a decade to Linda, who sang his songs with empathy and clarity and who, moreover, put up with his quest for truth and self-knowledge, and bore his children, and loved him throughout. Learn More
  9. 33 1/3: The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy & The Lash

    33 1/3 Volume 60: The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy And The Lash

    $10.95

    The band heaped their cases and bags into the corner of a small tavern and came to rest around a table. Some of them continued to sing, while others put their brows to the table and slept. Learn More
  10. The Flying Burrito Bros' The Gilded Palace Of Sin

    33 1/3 Volume 61: The Flying Burrito Bros' The Gilded Palace Of Sin

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    The Burritos wanted country music that breathed and bled, that was relevant and vital. Learn More
  11. 33 1/3 Volume 63: Elliott Smith's XO

    33 1/3 Volume 63: Elliott Smith's XO

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    This book focuses on the genius of Smith's 1998 debut that remains his defining album. Learn More
  12. 33 1/3: Facing Future

    33 1/3 Volume 70: Israel Iz Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future

    $10.95

    Even at four in the morning, the strip clubs and watering holes surrounding the Honolulu studio were still hopping. The recording engineer heard a car pull into the lot, and soon the biggest man he had ever seen walked in. When he stepped into the studio, the floated floor shifted beneath the engineer's feet. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole engulfed the engineer's hand in his and said, "Hi, bruddah." Learn More
  13. A Drink With Shane MacGowan cover

    A Drink With Shane MacGowan

    $15.00

    One of the most unusual music memoirs to appear in years. Learn More
  14. A Heartbeat and a Guitar

    A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears

    $16.99

    Johnny Cash recorded Bitter Tears in 1964, four years before his live performance at Folsom Prison and six years before he recorded Man in Black. Learn More
  15. Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World (trade paperback edition)

    Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World

    $20.00

    The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song. Learn More
  16. Amplified

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

    $13.95

    Amplifed presents sixteen short stories by some of the most compelling songwriters performing today. Learn More
  17. Austin City Limits

    Austin City Limits: A Monument to Music

    $45.00

    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
  18. The Bakersfield Sound

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

    $21.95

    The aesthetic known as the Bakersfield Sound transformed country music, its hard edge a stark contrast to Nashville's stringed orchestras. Learn More
  19. Blind But Now I See

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

    $16.95

    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
  20. Bound For Glory

    Bound for Glory

    $16.00

    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
  21. Buck Owens

    Buck Owens: The Biography

    $16.95

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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
  22. Buried Country

    Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music

    $29.95

    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
  23. Dance of Death

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

    $26.95

    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
  24. Darkest America

    Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop

    $26.95

    An exploration and celebration of a controversial tradition that, contrary to popular opinion, is alive and active after more than 150 years. Learn More
  25. 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

    $27.99

    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

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