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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Johnny Cash: The Life (paperback)

    Johnny Cash: The Life


    The definitive biography of an American legend. Learn More
  11. Kansas City Lightning (paperback)

    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker


    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America. Learn More
  12. The Letters of Joe Hill

    Letters of Joe Hill: Centenary Edition


    Radical songwriter and organizer Joe Hill was murdered by the capitalist state in 1915, but his songs continue to inspire working-class activists and musicians. Learn More
  13. The Man from Muscle Shoals

    Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame


    This is the story of legendary record producer Rick Hall and his historic role in the development of the world-famous “Muscle Shoals sound.” Learn More
  14. The Mayor of MacDougal Street

    Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir


    Dave van Ronk (1936-2002) was not only one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk music revival; he was a pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter and arranger, a powerful singer, and one of the most influential guitarists of his era. He was also a marvelous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, and one of the most quotable figures in The Village. Learn More
  15. The Nashville Sound

    Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music


    While on a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, journalist and novelist Paul Hemphill wrote of that pivotal moment in the late sixties when traditional defenders of the hillbilly roots of country music were confronted by the new influences and business realities of pop music. Learn More
  16. Nick Drake: Dreaming England

    Nick Drake: Dreaming England


    Since his death in 1974 at the age of twenty-six, singer-songwriter Nick Drake has gained a huge international audience and come to be thought of as the epitome of English romanticism. But while his small body of work has evoked poetic comparisons with Blake and Keats, closer inspection of Drake’s music reveals many global and cosmopolitan influences that confound his status as an archetypal English troubadour. Learn More
  17. On Highway 61 (paperback)

    On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom


    On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. \ Learn More
  18. Pocket Cash

    Pocket Cash


    Completed just before legendary music photographer Jim Marshall's death, Pocket Cash brings us unique moments from the illustrious career of The Man in Black. Learn More
  19. Rolling Stone Special Edition: Bob Dyland - The Complete Album Guide
  20. Satan Is Real (paperback)

    Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers


    The beautiful and tragic saga of the Louvin Brothers—one of the most legendary country duos of all time—is one of America’s great untold stories. Learn More
  21. So Long, Marianne

    So Long, Marianne: A Love Story


    At 22, Marianne Ihlen travelled to the Greek island of Hydra with writer Axel Jensen. Axel wrote and Marianne kept house, until the day Axel abandoned her and their newborn son for another woman. One day while Marianne is shopping in a little grocery store, in walks a man who asks her to join him and some friends outside at their table. He introduces himself as Leonard Cohen, then a little-known writer. Learn More
  22. So Many Roads

    So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead


    Fifty years after they first came together and changed the sound of rock 'n' roll, the Grateful Dead remain one of rock's most beloved bands—a musical and cultural phenomenon that spans generations and paved the way for everything from the world of jam bands and the idea of independently released music to social networking. Much has been written about the band, but nothing quite as vibrant and vivid as So Many Roads. Learn More
  23. The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax

    Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and Music


    A new look at the legendary folklorist and his work. Learn More
  24. The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song

    The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song


    The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song is a rich and compelling original graphic novel that tells the story of the Carter Family—the first superstar group of country music—who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records. Learn More
  25. Famous Hairdos Of Popular Music Vol. 7

    The Famous Hairdos Of Popular Music Volume 7: Loretta Lynn


    A collaborative project where individuals submit drawings based on the iconic hairdos of popular music. Learn More

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