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Music in American Life


Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson

Music in American Life 40th AnniversaryMusic in American Life is a longstanding series that embodies the twin goals of documenting the place of music in American culture and the cultural life that gives rise to particular musical forms. Encompassing the broadest range of music, from classical through all forms of American vernacular music, the series welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic of music in American life, including monographs, biographies, memoirs, reference books, readers, and edited collections.


link to catalog page, Sweet Air

Sweet Air

Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Author: Edward P. Comentale
Pub Date: April 2013

Finding meaning in the clash of modern life and local, rural musical culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Great Orchestrator

The Great Orchestrator

Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

Author: James M. Doering
Pub Date: March 2013

The powerful music manager behind world-class orchestras and virtuoso artists in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Never-Ending Revival

The Never-Ending Revival

Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance

Author: Michael F. Scully
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: February 2013

A ground-breaking history of the American folk music revival   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bluegrass Bluesman Author: Josh Graves
Pub Date: September 2012

The life and music of a bluegrass pioneer, in his own words   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Accordion in the Americas

The Accordion in the Americas

Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Author: Edited by Helena Simonett
Pub Date: October 2012

The accordion in the new world   learn more...

link to catalog page, Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

The Culture of Southern Gospel Music

Author: Douglas Harrison
Pub Date: May 2012

Reading between the lines of southern gospel music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Live Fast, Love Hard

Live Fast, Love Hard

The Faron Young Story

Author: Diane Diekman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: February 2012

A guts and glory biography of honky-tonk great Faron Young   learn more...

link to catalog page, Crowe on the Banjo

Crowe on the Banjo

The Music Life of J. D. Crowe

Author: Marty Godbey
Pub Date: September 2011

A musical biography of one of bluegrass's true pioneers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bean Blossom

Bean Blossom

The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals

Author: Thomas A. Adler
Pub Date: June 2011

A long look back at the home of legendary bluegrass festivals and jamborees   learn more...

link to catalog page, Traveling Home

Traveling Home

Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism

Author: Kiri Miller
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2010

How the participatory tradition of Sacred Harp singing fosters a diverse musical community   learn more...

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