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The Music of the Stanley Brothers Book due Next Month

The Music of the Stanley BrothersThe premier guide to the lives and work of bluegrass icons Ralph and Carter Stanley will be released this January by the University of Illinois Press as part of their Music in American Life series. The 312 page book will by Gary Reid will include a foreward by Neil v. Rosenbert. Included will be a full discography and 51 black & white photographs.

University of Illinois Press $2.99 Bluegrass Music Book Sale

Crowe on the BanjoTo coincide with the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event September 24-28, 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina, The University of Illinois Press are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press titles on sale for $2.99 each. The sale will run through September 30.

Fred Bartenstein’s Latest Bluegrass Work “Bluegrass Bluesman - A Memoir”

Bluegrass Bluesman - A Memoir by Josh GravesFred Bartenstein is excited that the book he edited is coming out in September from University of Illinois Press. Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves tells the fascinating story of his life -- from mountainous East Tennessee, to the road with Flatt & Scruggs, to a solo and sideman career, to reflections on the present and future of bluegrass music. Josh is a great storyteller. There are never-published photos, tributes from more than 20 contemporaries and disciples, and information on Josh's instruments and repertoire.

Tom Adler Answers Questions Regarding Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Bean BlossomThomas Adler, author of Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals, has answered questions about the bluegrass music Jamboree on the University of Illinois Press web site. This is timely because the week-long festival begins June 9, 2012. The Q & A article addresses simple questions as well as personal and inspiring questions.

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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