• Bill Clifton book now available

    Late in October 1963, bluegrass singer Bill Clifton and his family moved to England for what was planned to be a six to nine month stay. He remained in Europe for four years. During that time, he played in western

  • Join The Jam! from Annie Savage

    Colorado fiddler and string educator Annie Savage has a new book, Join The Jam, designed to help string musicians become more comfortable in the somewhat daunting jam session environment. It is meant both for the string student and their teachers. In

  • Foggy Mountain Troubadour out today

    Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler a much anticipated biography by Penny Parsons is published today, Monday, May 23, 2016. It would be foolhardy to say that John Ray ‘Curly’ Seckler was a side-man; that is forgetting

  • Dwight Diller bio coming this summer

    McFarland Books has announced a July 22 release date for Dwight Diller: West Virginia Mountain Musician, a biography of the old time music stalwart by Lewis M. Stern. Diller is a true West Virginian, born and raised in a family that

  • Banjo – An Illustrated History

    Lovers of the banjo have much to celebrate in this first half of the year, with two carefully researched and prepared hardcover books being released on the history of the instrument. We mentioned The Banjo - America's African Instrument earlier this

  • The Banjo – America’s African Instrument

    Laurent Dubois says he thinks of his new book, The Banjo - America's African Instrument, as a biography of the banjo. Tracing this uniquely American instrument from its West African roots, through its emergence in the folk and popular music of the Caribbean

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