I would recommend this book to anyone interested in bluegrass, musician or not.
Erbsen begins by providing an engaging historical overview of the various roots music traditions that contributed to contemporary bluegrass styles.
Shows all the chords and if you are a learning guitar or banjo player, it's invaluable.
Gift for my wife, the musician. She says this is fabulous both from the musical-history perspective and the personalities.Published 1 month ago by SpinDoctor
If you are at all interested in the history of gospel, bluegrass, or country music, then you must read this book. Thoroughly researched and entertaining, Rural Roots... Read morePublished 2 months ago by William J. Gothard
Wayne has truly lived it and it's always good to read and use his books and techniques. I especially love his humor, it is true Southern humor.Published 12 months ago by Monika
I bought this for my dad who is a huge bluegrass fan. He raved and raved about the book and said he learned many factoids he had never known.Published 14 months ago by Jennifer Walker
This volume is nicely done, good short reads, fine music and history. You can read a few pages at a time or the whole thing on a quiet Saturday.Published on February 3, 2013 by Julie Attaway
Great work on the history of the foundational tunes in Bluegrass music. A must have for anyone interested in the stories behind the music.Published on November 28, 2012 by Tom Estes