Cover for STONE: Sacred Steel: Inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition. Click for larger imageThere are many No Depression fans here at the Press so we’re always pleased when the roots music authority highlights one of our titles.  This month Grant Alden discusses Robert Stone’s recent book Sacred Steel: Inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition.

“Stone manages the delicate feat of writing for academia without sucking the joy out of the reading. He is not, perhaps, a trend-setting prose stylist, but his writing is durable, direct, and impeccably researched.  It is a remarkable accomplishment, on both sides. The music is extraordinary…”

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