This huge book is a history of bluegrass music in the words of its pioneers. Hundreds of interviews are accented with 400 plus photos and 26 chapters, which cover every aspect of bluegrass music. Chapters include: Biographies, Business, Women in Bluegrass, the Festivals, Instruments, Record Companies, International Music and even The Future of Bluegrass.
A truly American music is brought to life by the words of the people who lived it. The author's interviews of hundreds of bluegrass music's most notable heroes will prove an invaluable source of information for years to come. This book may be the most important book on bluegrass music ever written. Many fascinating anecdotes, biographies, quotations and photos.
A colossal contribution to bluegrass" - Peter Wernick
"This amazing book is destined to become the BIBLE of bluegrass music"
"Greatest book ever written on America's music" - Carlton Haney
"Must reading not only for bluegrass musicians and fans, but for all music historians"
"More than twelve years in the making, this huge book is truly a LABOR of LOVE"
"What a great gift for any music or bluegrass lover"