A 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.