Red Dust and Broadsides
A Joint Autobiography
Paperback ISBN: 1558492100
Folk musician Cunningham and radical journalist Friesen tell the story of their impoverished upbringing in dust-bowl Oklahoma, their marriage in 1941, their move to New York and keeping company with Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, and Cunningham's time with the Almanac Singers. They are best known for founding Broadside magazine in 1962, which for the next 20 years remained a pillar of the folk revival and cultural transformation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Sing It Pretty
Paperback ISBN: 0252075099
A leader in the development of state and federal programs supporting traditional arts and folk cultures, Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music. Her compelling account of the folk music boom of the mid-twentieth century and the development of “public-sector” folklore includes family friends Ruth Crawford Seeger and Carl Sandburg, fellow Almanac Singers Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and other musicians and artists. Her own creative endeavors as producer of American folk culture films, author of academic papers and books, and coauthor of the Kingston Trio’s hit “MTA Song” (adapted from a local political campaign jingle) unfold alongside her legacy of teaching guitar and American folk music to thousands of adults in Los Angeles. Whether teaching anthropology to college students, learning singing games from the Georgia Sea Island Singers, or directing the Folk and Traditional Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawes remains dedicated to preserving and appreciating the traditional cultures of America.
Who Is That Man?
In Search of the Real Bob Dylan
Paperback ISBN: 1401311121
Drawing upon extensive interviews with Dylan's friends and fellow eyewitnesses, including Marianne Faithful, Steven Tyler, and Allen Ginsberg, presents a biography of the rock icon, providing a new perspective on the man, the myth, and the musical legend.
Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
The Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music
Hardcover ISBN: 0684857634
Traces the bluegrass country music achievements of the Carter family, from their discovery by a New York record maker to their rise to stardom and eventual breakup, noting their influence on the careers of top performers.
Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads
Hardcover ISBN: 1419719459
A New York Times Bestseller Using the sepia tones of the Dust Bowl as his palette, author and artist Nick Hayes tells the story of world-famous folkie Woody Guthrie (1912–1967), starting in the 1920s when Guthrie was a teenager supporting himself in dried-up, post-boomtown Oklahoma. Picking up a harmonica and eventually a battered guitar, Guthrie finds solace in the ancient lineage of folksong. Hayes charts the musician’s course from Oklahoma and Texas towns ravaged by dust and the Depression to boxcars, factory farms, and the migrant camps of California, highlighting Guthrie’s dedication to singing American folk tunes and creating his own modern classics along the way. Hayes ends his portrait in 1940, at the pivotal time when Guthrie makes his way to New York and writes “This Land Is Your Land,” his iconic anthem tinged with both clear-eyed reality and optimism.
Paperback ISBN: 1501173367
A new collection of Bob Dylan’s most essential lyrics—one hundred songs that represent the Nobel Laureate’s incredible range through the entirety of his career so far. Bob Dylan is one of the most important cultural figures of our time, and the first American musician in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. 100 Songs is an intimate and carefully curated collection of his most important lyrics that spans from the beginning of his career through the present day. Perfect for students who may be new to Dylan’s work as well as longtime fans, this portable, abridged volume of these singular lyrics explores the depth, breadth, and magnitude of one of the world’s most enduring bodies of work.
100 Things Phish Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Paperback ISBN: 162937539x
Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base as passionate and dedicated as that of Phish, and this entertaining guide rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures that every Phish fan should undertake, it ranks each item from one to 100, providing an indispensable, engaging road map for devotees old and new.