Bluegrass Breakdown THE MAKING OF THE OLD SOUTHERN SOUND Synopsis
Best single academic book on bluegrass.
Bluegrass Breakdown THE MAKING OF THE OLD SOUTHERN SOUND Press Reviews
ADVANCE PRAISE Bluegrass Breakdown is a seminal work in its field... Robert Cantwell has had the foresight, the initiative, and the intellectual creativity to create a model for explaining a major force in southern and, indeed, American culture. -- The Journal of Southern History A thoroughly researched and often brilliant attempt to place bluegrass music into a historical, as well as musicological, cultural, and imaginative context. Bluegrass Breakdown is, without a doubt, the most thought-provoking work on bluegrass -- and its father, Bill Monroe -- I have ever read. -- Jon Hartley Fox, Bluegrass Unlimited