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

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In this first biography of legendary banjoist J. D. Crowe, Marty Godbey charts the life and career of one of bluegrass's most important innovators. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Crowe picked up the banjo when he was thirteen...

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A prolific writer and photographer, the late Marty Godbey published extensively on history, architecture, food, travel and bluegrass music. She lived in Lexington, Kentucky, where she watched J. D. Crowe play locally for more than 40 years.

 

In this first biography of legendary banjoist J. D. Crowe, Marty Godbey charts the life and career of one of bluegrass's most important innovators. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Crowe picked up the banjo when he was thirteen years old, inspired by a Flatt & Scruggs performance at the Kentucky Barn Dance. Godbey relates the long, distinguished career that followed, as Crowe performed and recorded both solo and as part of such varied ensembles as Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, the all-acoustic Kentucky Mountain Boys, and the revolutionary New South, who created an adventurously eclectic brand of bluegrass by merging rock and country music influences with traditional forms. Over the decades, this highly influential group launched the careers of many other fresh talents such as Keith Whitley, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, and Doyle Lawson.
 
With a selective discography and drawing from more than twenty interviews with Crowe and dozens more with the players who know him best, Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J. D. Crowe is the definitive music biography of a true bluegrass original.

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ISBN 9780252078255
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
Format Paperback
Pages 232
Publisher Date 2011-08-25 00:00:00.0
Publisher Univ of Illinois Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Music Life of J.D. Crowe
Series Name Music in American Life
Audience College/higher education
Authors Godbey, Marty

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