From indigenous music to Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen singing This Land Is Your Land side by side at the pre inaugural concert for our first African American president folk music has been at the center of America s istory Demonstrating continuing relevance of fold music in our everyday lives while spotlighting an amazing array of personalities this book provides special emphasis on the folk revival era, when Dylan, Baez, Odetta , and Peter, Paul and Mary sang out and influenced the next generation, including Shawn Colvin, Ani DiFranco, and others.This is a groundbreaking look at 21st century folk music in our rapidly changing digital world....
|Title||:||Discovering Folk Music|
|Publisher||:||Praeger February 9, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||181 pages|
|File Size||:||575 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Discovering Folk Music Reviews
Stephanie Ledgin is primarily a photojournalist with roots in folk music. She managed the New Jersey Folk Festival for 10 years and helped found the International Folk Alliance. This is her second book, the first being Discovering Bluegrass. While I've not read that book, I did enjoy reading this volume.
A fine book for anyone who is interested in the back stories of music -- any kind, not just American folk. Very well written, informative, entertaining. A good book to read cover to cover -- or dip into here and there, as a reference book.