Cover for Berry: The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance. Click for larger imageChad Berry’s new edited collection, The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance, was profiled by Robert Loerzel in the August 7-13, 2008, issue of Time Out Chicago.

“The book’s essays show how the WLS program shaped country and bluegrass music while at the same time bringing female performers to new prominence in the recording industry. And for rural listeners and Southerners who migrated to the North, those singers, fiddlers and comedians on the Barn Dance seemed like friends and family.”

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