Discovering Folk Music
  • Discovering Folk Music
  • Discovering Folk Music

Discovering Folk Music

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by Stephanie P. Ledgin
     
 

From Ani DiFranco to Bob Dylan to Woodie Guthrie, American folk music comprises a truly diverse and rich tradition—one that's almost impossible to define in broad terms. This book explains why folk music is still highly relevant in the digital age.

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From Ani DiFranco to Bob Dylan to Woodie Guthrie, American folk music comprises a truly diverse and rich tradition—one that's almost impossible to define in broad terms. This book explains why folk music is still highly relevant in the digital age.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a brilliant, scholarly but readable introduction to its subject, 'folk music,' broadly defined, by an award-winning photo-journalist . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and learned a lot of things from a very-well-informed expert in the field. The Resources and the Index will guide anyone to a deeper appreciation of folk music . . . Stephanie has hit this one out of the park."

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www.thedigitalfolklife.org

"This is a good introduction, which does bring the subject right up to the present day. There are also useful lists of resources for exploring the topic further."

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English Dance & Song

"A photojournalist and a longtime fan of folk music, Ledgin has pulled together a wide variety of information, creating

a helpful guide. . . . This book is intended to guide those who want basic knowledge of folk music in the US in order to appreciate it better. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275993870
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/26/2010
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Terry Stewart
"Here's the who, what, when, and where primer for folk music. This guide clearly maps out the scope of a genre that is too often narrowly pigeonholed by its association with banjos and fiddles. No doubt, Discovering Folk Music will become a 'go to' reference for fans and students alike."
Mark Schaffer
"Stephanie Ledgin makes the case that if you love any music (and who doesn't?), you love folk music but probably never knew it. Discovering Folk Music is a compelling achievement in scope, in purpose, and in the details that make its vast subject comprehensible and 'hands on.' She infuses the music with a history and a context that includes people and stories woven into the fabric of our rich cultural heritage. And as a result, we can cherish America's folk music even more."

Terry Stewart

"Here's the who, what, when, and where primer for folk music. This guide clearly maps out the scope of a genre that is too often narrowly pigeonholed by its association with banjos and fiddles. No doubt, Discovering Folk Music will become a 'go to' reference for fans and students alike."

Terry Stewart, President, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Mark Schaffer

"Stephanie Ledgin makes the case that if you love any music (and who doesn't?), you love folk music but probably never knew it. Discovering Folk Music is a compelling achievement in scope, in purpose, and in the details that make its vast subject comprehensible and 'hands on.' She infuses the music with a history and a context that includes people and stories woven into the fabric of our rich cultural heritage. And as a result, we can cherish America's folk music even more."

Mark Schaffer, Songwriter & President, Folk Project of New Jersey

Mary Sue Twohy

"Are you a singer-songwriter? Perhaps you listen to Americana music or are learning guitar or banjo. Did you enjoy O Brother, Where Art Thou? Stephanie Ledgin provides an excellent map to explore folk music in history and pop culture. And she is spot on! Reading Discovering Folk Music is akin to hanging out in your best friend's kitchen talking about the music you love. Strongly recommended for players and casual listeners alike."

Mary Sue Twohy, XM15 The Village, the folk channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Mary Sue Twohy
"Are you a singer-songwriter? Perhaps you listen to Americana music or are learning guitar or banjo. Did you enjoy O Brother, Where Art Thou? Stephanie Ledgin provides an excellent map to explore folk music in history and pop culture. And she is spot on! Reading Discovering Folk Music is akin to hanging out in your best friend's kitchen talking about the music you love. Strongly recommended for players and casual listeners alike."

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