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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Family Tradition

    Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams

    $24.99

    Covering three generations of Hank Williams, Family Tradition is both unique and vast in scope. Learn More
  5. Fug You

    Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side

    $26.99

    Fug You is Ed Sanders's unapologetic and often hilarious account of eight key years of "total assault on the culture," to quote his novelist friend William S. Burroughs. Learn More
  6. Kanas City Lightning

    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

    $27.99

    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
  7. Nick Drake: Dreaming England

    Nick Drake: Dreaming England

    $25.00

    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
  8. So Long, Marianne

    So Long, Marianne: A Love Story

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    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
  9. The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song

    The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song

    $24.95

    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
  10. Tormented Saint

    Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith

    $27.00

    Elliott Smith was one of the most gifted songwriters of the '90s, adored by fans for his subtly melancholic words and melodies. Learn More

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