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Synopsis: Wayne Erbsen’s newest book takes a deep look at bluegrass music to uncover its true roots: ballads of early pioneers, Scots-Irish fiddle tunes, black spirituals, plantations melodies, blues, murder ballads, sentimental parlor songs from Tin Pan Alley, North Carolina banjo styles and gospel songs. The book is richly illustrated with over 100 vintage photos and includes lyrics, musical notation, chords, history and playing tips to 94 songs. There are also nearly 80 pages of history and profiles portraying important musicians including the Monroe Brothers, Carter Family, Bradley Kincaid, Riley Puckett, Charlie Poole, Wade & J.E. Mainer, Vernon Dalhart, Carolina Tar Heels, G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, Ernest V. Stoneman, Blue Sky Boys, Fiddlin’ John Carson, Coon Creek Girls, Earl Scruggs, Eck Robertson, Callahan Brothers, Samantha Bumgarner, Bill Monroe Zeke & Wiley Morris, Jimmie Rodgers and Stringbean. Optional CD by Wayne Erbsen and Laura Boosinger is available containing fourteen songs from the book.
About the Author: Wayne Erbsen's lifelong passion has been to research, collect, perform and preserve old time songs. He is Director of the Appalachian Music Program at Warren Wilson College in Swannonoa, North Carolina and president of Native Ground Music, which produces recordings and books on old time music. Wayne is an active teacher of banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar. He has been involved in early country and gospel music for over thirty years. As a teacher, writer, recording artist, and performer he has carried his music to all parts of the country and even to Europe. He now resides in North Carolina with his wife and three children.
Title: Mel Bay Rural Roots of Bluegrass: Songs, ...
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Perfect Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR010229301
Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Incorporated. Perfect Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0786671378I3N00
Book Description Mel Bay Publications, 2003. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0786671378-2-4
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