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Bluegrass: An Informal Guide
By Richard D. Smith
a cappella books
1995
240 Pages
ISBN:  1-55652-240-1

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All the important sounds from traditional Monore-style bluegrass, jazz-flavored northern "newgrass" and Nashville-influenced country grass to the distinctive sounds of Japanese and European bands.

Famous groups, instrumentalists, and vocalists: Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Don Reno, The Lewis Family, The Johnson Mountain Boys, Doc Watson, Tony Trischka, Mark O'Connor, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Lonesome Standard Time, and many more.

Women bluegrassers, from Alison Krauss, Laurie Lewis, and Lynn Morris to county/pop stars Emmy Lou Harris and the White Sisters.

With insider anecdotes, resource listings, the lowdown on bluegrass festivals, and more than 500 recommendations for listening.