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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."
"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."
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."