The Delmore Brothers

Truth Is Stranger Than Publicity
Author: Alton Delmore
Edited, with an Introduction and Discography by Charles K. Wolfe
The poignant and honest memoir by the foundational country music artist
Paper – $19.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 10/24/2023
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About the Book

The Delmore Brothers--Alton and Rabon Delmore--molded blues and country-gospel into an influential, guitar-driven harmony sound with classic songs such as “Brown’s Ferry Blues” and “Blues Stay Away from Me.” Older brother Alton also left behind this fascinating, long-unpublished autobiography, which brings to life the early Grand Ole Opry and the struggles of pioneering country musicians. Edited by historian Charles K. Wolfe, The Delmore Brothers: Truth is Stranger Than Publicity lives up to its title.

About the Author

Alton Delmore performed with his brother Rabon as the Delmore Brothers from 1926 to 1952. The late Charles K. Wolfe was a professor of English and folklore studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of ten books about American music.