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Prairie Nights to Neon Lights: The Story of Country Music in West Texas Hardcover


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  • Hardcover: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press; First Edition edition (January 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896723496
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896723498
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,567,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joe Carr is a well-known and respected musician and teacher. He plays the guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. He has been a member of the commercial music faculty at South Plains College since 1984. Carr toured nationally with Munde in the bluegrass group Country Gazette and currently performs in a duo with Munde. In addition to his many audio recordings, Carr has produced over twenty music instruction videos for Texas Music and Video. Alan Munde is a world-class five string banjo player and is featured as a major stylist in the book Masters of the Five String Banjo. He joined the commercial music faculty at South Plains College in 1986. He is a founding member of the group Country Gazette and he currently tours with Carr. Munde is on the board of directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. He has recorded more than twenty albums and he is a leader in the field of five string-banjo instruction.

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It may bother some in Texas music hot spots farther South and East to admit such but, West Texas (Northwest Texas) has long played a huge, maybe the largest and most influential, role in the development of the various Texas sounds. This book is one of the basic essentials for anyone interested in Texas music and Texas musicians.
- Robert Pratt, host of Pratt on Texas
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