Monday, 22 March 2010

Discovering folk music

Award-winning writer, photographer, and broadcaster Stephanie P. Ledgin - author of Homegrown music: discovering bluegrass and From every stage: images of America's roots music - has recently published Discovering folk music, a survey of folk music in America ranging from the colonial era to '60s protest music to avant-garde 21st-century performers, embracing America's multicultural traditions, and demonstrating the relevance of folk music in everyday life. The book has already been welcomed with very positive reviews. The full jacket description can be read here. For interview or review copy requests, please e-mail.

Stephanie Ledgin's many awards and honours include IBMA Print Media Person of the Year (2005). She is also a strong supporter of bluegrass from outside America: a chapter of Home grown music is devoted to international bluegrass.