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Marty Godbey's 'Crowe on the Banjo: The Music LIfe of J.D. Crowe'

Crowe on the BanjoA Review -- I just completed a mighty fine read - Crowe on the Banjo: The Music LIfe of J.D. Crowe written by the late Marty Godbey. The first thought that comes to mind is "What an enjoyable book to read." This book is surperbly written and once you start, you just can't put it down. From beginning to end, author Marty Godbey takes you inside the inner circles of bluegrass from its early beginnings through today as she carefully takes you on a journey of the legendary artist, J.D. Crowe.

Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe

Crowe on the BanjoOn September 26, the University of Illinois Press will publish the late Marty Godbey's book "Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe." The book charts the life and career of this celebrated banjoist and Bluegrass innovator from Lexington, KY. The book ordering information is now on the University of Illinois Press catalog web page. The volume is 272 pages including 25 black & white photographs. The book is "A musical biography of one of bluegrass's true pioneers." This is just another addition to the University's Music in American Life series which has included works on the National Barn Dance, Bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens, Bluegrass Odyssey, Bill Monroe, WSM and others who were either a part of bluegrass, influenced by bluegrass or the roots of the genre.

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