Randy Wood The Lore of the Luthier
If you've ever wanted to know how Randy's path led him to the honored place he holds in the music world today, here's your chance. This just-released volume from The University of Tennessee Press chronicles Randy's life from his upbringing in rural Georgia to his musical journey through iconic locales including Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee. Featuring more than 200 pages (including close to 50 historical photos), this book is a must-have for fans of bluegrass music, lutherie, and of course Randy Wood himself. More Details...
In the 1960s and 1970s, Randy Wood became a forerunner in the vintage instrument industry. Known as the instrument repairman to the stars, the list of Wood’s clients reads like a Hall of Fame roster: Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Billy Gibbons, Bill Monroe, Keith Richards, Roy Acuff, Ricky Skaggs, and Hank Williams Jr. . . . to name a few. In Randy Wood: The Lore of the Luthier, Daniel Wile traces the life and work of a man who quietly influenced a hidden history of bluegrass and country music.