Cover for ALLEN: Gone to the Country: The New Lost City Ramblers and the Folk Music Revival. Click for larger imageRay Allen’s book, Gone to the Country: The New Lost City Ramblers and the Folk Music Revival has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in the 2011 ARSC Awards in the category of Best Research in Recorded Country, Ethnic, or Folk Music.  Published in October 2010, Gone to the Country draws on extensive interviews and personal correspondence with band members to chronicle the life and music of this trio of city-bred musicians who helped pioneer the resurgence of southern roots music during the folk revival of the late 1950s and 1960s.

Congratulations to Ray Allen on this Certificate of Merit.

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