Welcome to the University of Illinois Press’s 2021 International Bluegrass Music Association virtual exhibit. Step inside, and browse our collection of bluegrass titles, playlists, and more. Also, enjoy 50% off all bluegrass titles. Purchase three books and you’ll receive a free copy of the journal American Music (Summer 2021). Use code IBMA21 when you order. Browse all of our titles on sale here.
American Music is an independent, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the University of Illinois Press. Get the Summer 2021 issue, a Special Issue on Music and Sound in Disney Media, for free with the purchase of three bluegrass titles. Click here to view the latest issues of American Music
Make an appointment to talk about your book project with music editor Laurie Matheson or about your journal article with Todd Decker, editor of American Music.
Laurie Matheson is the director of the University of Illinois Press. Her areas of acquisition include the subjects of Music, Dance, and Folklore. If you’re working on a book project, please feel free to reach out to her during the conference here.
Click here to read an interview with Laurie Matheson.
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- Watch contributor Joe Mullins discussing the influential sites in the story behind Industrial Strength Bluegrass
- Listen to an interview with Fred Bartenstein on WYSO’s Book Nook
- Tom Ewing’s “Adventures of a Blue Grass Boy”
- Thomas Goldsmith on Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown
- Lydia R. Hammesley’s chapter in Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Worlds: Innovation and Tradition in Twentieth-Century American Music
- Watch an event with Lydia R. Hammesley at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
- Listen to the Americanaland Podcast
- Jean R. Freedman Interview on WLRN
- Penny Parson’s Book Mentioned on the Curley Seckler Website
- Review of Bill Clifton in ISTHMUS
- Interview with Barbara Martin Stephens
- A review of The Music of the Stanley Brothers in Bluegrass Today
- Q&A with Murphy Hicks Henry, author of Pretty Good for a Girl
- The Wall Street Journal reviews Bluegrass Bluesman
- How Bean Blossom Bloomed, from Indiana Public Media