Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England
by Clifford R. Murphy
Merging scholarly insight with a professional guitarist's keen sense of the musical life, Murphy reveals the central role of country & western in the lives of working-class New Englanders. The multiculturalism of the area has created a distinctive style. The music gives voice to the blue collar longing for the mythical cowboy's life of rugged but fulfilling individualism. Some use the music to comment on economic disenfranchisement, resentment of government, mass media, and the Nashville music establishment. 224 pp.
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