The December 18, 2010, issue of The Wall Street Journal features a review of Ray Allen’s new book Gone to the Country: The New Lost City Ramblers and the Folk Music Revival.
“A portrait of cranky eccentrics on the margins of the commercial music world. . . . The story of the New Lost City Ramblers is a crucial part of the postwar counterculture of dissidents and dropouts who worked as hard at their craft as any nine-to-fivers. They left a legacy every bit as worthy of rediscovery as that of their heroes from the hills.”