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Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers: The Foxfire Americana Libray (11)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

Banjos and dulcimers have always been an essential part of Appalachian music, shared and enjoyed throughout the generations. Here, musicians share the history of the instruments and show how they are constructed,...


Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

by Ralph Lee Smith

This book describes the recovery of the Appalachian dulcimer's lost history, tracing the dulcimer's roots in a German instrument, the scheitholt; describing the early history of the scheitholt and the dulcimer...


Ramblin' Jack Elliott: The Never-Ending Highway

by Hank Reineke

This professional biography of Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931- ) examines the music and milestones of the American folksinger's half-century career, detailing his role in the preservation of the music of Woody...


A Pete Seeger Discography: Seventy Years of Recordings

by David King Dunaway

Pete Seeger is one of the most recorded artists in American history, and his recording catalog tells us not just the story of his career but the story of our culture and its political and social history. This...


El Narcotraficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona on the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Mark Cameron Edberg

Since the late 1970s, a new folk hero has risen to prominence in the U.S.-Mexico border region and beyond-the narcotrafficker. Celebrated in the narcocorrido, a current form of the traditional border song known...


Bonfire of Roadmaps

by Joe Ely

Since he first hitched a ride out of Lubbock, Texas, at the age of sixteen, singer-songwriter and Flatlanders band member Joe Ely has been a road warrior, traveling highways and back roads across America and...


Nga Moteatea: An Introduction / He Kupu Arataki

by Jane McRae & Heni Jacob

The songs of New Zealand’s Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. An introduction to the classic collection first compiled in the 1920s...


Folkways Records: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound

by Tony Olmsted

In 1949, immigrant recording engineer Moses Asch embarked on a lifelong project: documenting the world of sound produced by mankind, via a small record label called Folkways Records. By the time of his death...


This Land that I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems

by John Shaw

February, 1940: After a decade of worldwide depression, World War II had begun in Europe and Asia. With Germany on the march, and Japan at war with China, the global crisis was in a crescendo. America’s top...


Classical Guitar Lessons for Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar (Free Video Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com & Brett Duncan

Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy classical guitar lessons for beginners. Covers the fundamental techniques and practical guitar theory required to learn to play the classical guitar including...


Russian Folk Songs: Musical Genres and History

by Vadim Prokhorov

Provides a basis for understanding the ethnomusicological principles of Russian folk song. In addition to his discussion of the various categories, Prokhorov includes a generous selection of songs arranged for...


The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 edition]: A Memoir

by Dave Van Ronk & Elijah Wald

The acclaimed inspiration for the new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, a classic memoir of Greenwich Village


The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the Western Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland

by J. Murray Neil

In the third of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland from the West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland.  It includes a wonderful...


Lyrics: 1962-2001

by Bob Dylan

This collection contains Bob Dylan's lyrics, from his first album, Bob Dylan, to 2001's "Love and Theft."


Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslavia

by Ljerka V. Rasmussen

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


O'Brien Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music

by Gearoid O hAllmhurain

The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers...


Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways

by Richard Carlin

A man, a microphone, and a dream

When he opened his tiny recording studio in New York in 1940, Moses Asch had a larger-than-life dream: To document and record all the sounds of his time. He created Folkways Records...


Southwest Shuffle

by Rich Kienzle

Southwest Shuffle documents an important period in country music history. During the '30s and early '40s, hundreds of thousands of "Okies," "Arkies," and other rural folks from around the Southwest resettled...


African American Folksong and American Cultural Politics: The Lawrence Gellert Story

by Bruce M. Conforth

In African American Folksong and American Cultural Politics: The Lawrence Gellert Story, scholar and musician Bruce Conforth tells the story of one of the most unusual collections of African American folk music...


The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the Lothians, Borders & Ayrshire

by J. Murray Neil & Kathleen McPhee

In the second of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland relating to Edinburgh and the Lothians, Borders and Ayrshire. It includes a selection...