Book List - Americana Music

Club Book Lists  My Book Lists  Watched Lists  
Americana Music A category of music that spans many genres and is generally distinguished by exceptionally thoughtful lyrics, often from an egalitarian viewpoint.
List created by Len S. (lens) - , on Mar 8, 2018
List Votes: 1 Books: 6 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Open
1

Len S. (lens) - ,
The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music by Craig Harris
At a time when Acid Rock and Heavy Metal dominated popular music, The Band rebelled against the rebellion with a masterful mix of tight ensemble arrangements, a trio of great vocalists, highly literate lyricism, and a respect for the musical traditions of the American South. Comprised of four...  more

Book Votes: 0
2

Len S. (lens) - ,
John Prine Beyond Words by John Prine
John Prine has written songs that have become central to America's musical heritage. In this book, Prine curates a selection of his best loved songs. Over 100 photographs from John Prine's personal collection. Copies of hand-written lyrics showing how the songs evolved. Commentary from John...  more

Book Votes: 0
3

Len S. (lens) - ,
Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story by Ray Davies
As a boy in post-War England, legendary Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies was fascinated by America?ts movies and music, its culture of freedom, fed his imagination. Then, as part of the British Invasion, he toured the US with the Kinks during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent...  more

Book Votes: 0
4

Len S. (lens) - ,
Ray Hicks: Master Storyteller of the Blue Ridge by Robert Isbell
Ray Hicks, 78, the famous teller of Appalachian Jack Tales, is one of America's best-loved storytellers. In this book he shares a different kind of story, a chronicle of his family's experiences in the remote section of the North Carolina mountains where they have lived for more than 200 years. ...  more

Book Votes: 0
5

Len S. (lens) - ,
John Prine: In Spite of Himself (American Music Series) by Eddie Huffman
With a range that spans the lyrical, heartfelt songs ?Angel from Montgomery,? ?Sam Stone,? and ?Paradise? to the classic country music parody ?You Never Even Called Me by My Name,? John Prine is a songwriter?s songwriter. Across five decades, Prine has created critically acclaimed albums?John...  more

Book Votes: 0
6

Len S. (lens) - ,
It's Just the Normal Noises: Marcus, Guralnick, No Depression, and the Mystery of Ame...
Roots rock, Americana, alt country: what are they and why do they matter? Americans have been trying to answer these questions for as long as the music bearing these labels has existed. Music can function as an escape from the outside world or as an explanation of that world. Listeners who...  more

Book Votes: 0

List Comments

Type your comment about this list into the box below, then click the Save button(Must be logged in)
Note: There is a 255-character limit for each comment: