Yet another forthcoming book

Gene Lowinger - I Hear A Voice Calling: A Bluegrass MemoirA bit of research has revealed a book about bluegrass music that we missed from our recent bulletin.

I Hear a Voice Calling – A Bluegrass Memoir
is Gene Lowinger’s photo journal that captures Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys during Lowinger’s tenure in the early 1960s with the Father of Bluegrass, and some pictures from the later years of Monroe’s life.

Lowinger’s pictures accompany his own story of a New Jersey boy obsessed with folk and bluegrass music and he recounts college trips to country music parks in Pennsylvania and his stints as a fiddler for the New York Ramblers and Blue Grass Boys.

The 144 page book contains 75 black & white photographs. It will be published in both cloth and paper backed editions this October by the University of Illinois Press.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.

He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.