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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Johnny Cash: The Life (paperback)

    Johnny Cash: The Life

    $20.00

    The definitive biography of an American legend. Learn More
  8. Kanas City Lightning

    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

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    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
  9. The Nashville Sound

    Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music

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    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
  10. Nick Drake: Dreaming England

    Nick Drake: Dreaming England

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    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

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