Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music
by Craig Harris
Based on exclusive interviews with over ninety groundbreaking musicians, Craig Harris has crafted what feels like the first truly comprehensive history of bluegrass. His research and never-before-seen photos make this a new authority on the genre’s strongest influencers. The author says: “Nearly every step from Appalachian fiddlers and bluegrass banjo players to Americana experimenters is covered. Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, and Ralph Stanley’s sons recall their fathers...Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, and John Cowan speak about the New Grass Revival...Pete Wernick and Tim O’Brien talk about Hot Rize and its offshoot, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers...Roland White, Gene Parsons, Chris Hillman, and Roger McGuinn retrace the tragic journey of White’s brother, Clarence...Tim Stafford, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, and Alison Brown recount Alison Krauss’ phenomenal rise...Abigail Washburn, Sierra Hull, Danny Barnes, Nolan Lawrence, Anders Beck, Paul Huffmann, Woody Platt, Graham Sharp look at the music’s current state...The old-time music stream is traced by John Cohen, Tracy Schwarz, Mac Benford, Judy Hyman, Frank Lee, and Bruce Molsky.” Pete Wernick says: “This well-researched volume reaches deep into the roots of bluegrass and follows its long journey to the modern age.” 6" x 9" 399 pp.