In September we drew attention to the excellent new book, I Hear A Voice Calling: A Bluegrass Memoir, written and illustrated by Gene Lowinger and published by the University of Illinois Press. In the book, Lowinger recounts his life in bluegrass music, including his stint playing fiddle with Bill Monroe.
Gene also chronicled the time he was most actively involved in bluegrass (1960s) as a photojournalist. Recently, he has added some new photographs and memorabilia to his web site. To see them, go to www.genelowinger.com, click Galleries and select the option ‘I Hear A Voice Calling – Historical.’
Lowinger studied photography at the New School in New York, and spent many years shooting in the Middle East, Europe and Russia. He went on to study classical violin after his “intership” with Big Mon, and now teaches both music and photography from his home in New Jersey.