The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic by Tommy Goldsmith has been selected as a grant recipient of the Judith McCulloh Endowment for American Music. This endowed internal Press fund created in 2017 honors the legacy of Judith McCulloh, long-time University of Illinois Press editor. Judy’s academic passions and keen eye as an editor put Illinois on the map as the leading publisher in the field with the cornerstone series Music in American Life. Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown, which explores the origins and influence of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” against the backdrop of Scruggs’s legendary career, exemplifies the spirit of this Fund.


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