Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe (Music in American Life)

Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe (Music in American Life)

Marty Godbey


 

In this primary biography of mythical banjoist J. D. Crowe, Marty Godbey charts the lifestyles and profession of 1 of bluegrass's most vital innovators. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Crowe picked up the banjo while he used to be 13 years previous, encouraged via a Flatt & Scruggs functionality on the Kentucky Barn Dance. Godbey relates the lengthy, uncommon profession that undefined, as Crowe played and recorded either solo and as a part of such different ensembles as Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, the all-acoustic Kentucky Mountain Boys, and the progressive New South, who created an adventurously eclectic model of bluegrass by way of merging rock and state tune affects with conventional varieties. Over the many years, this hugely influential crew introduced the careers of many different clean abilities akin to Keith Whitley, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, and Doyle Lawson.
 
With a selective discography and drawing from greater than twenty interviews with Crowe and dozens extra with the avid gamers who recognize him most sensible, Crowe at the Banjo: The song lifetime of J. D. Crowe is the definitive tune biography of a real bluegrass original.

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