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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Ukulele: A History

    Ukulele: A History

    $20.99

    Since its introduction to Hawaii in 1879, the 'ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought-after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western and Pacific cultures. The 'Ukulele: A History explores all of these facets, placing the instrument for the first time in a broad historical, cultural, and musical context. Learn More
  10. Working on a Dream

    Working on a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen

    $21.95

    Working On a Dream is a powerful and engaging study of this songwriter and performer’s art. Springsteen has consistently summoned his creative power and artistic vision to indict political developments and demand the cultivation of a more compassionate and progressive society. Learn More

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