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Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music by Craig Harris

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Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music Craig Harris 400 Pages ISBN: # 978-1455624010 Pelican Publishing Company, Inc. 2018 Musician/author Craig Harris' previous book, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) focused intensely on a single pixel in the universe he reveals in his present expansive and well-researched Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music. Copiously referenced and filled with Harris' obvious love of the material for which he writes, ...


Nickel Creek: This Side

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Bluegrass wunderkinder return with a much different take on bluegrass.

Nickel Creek’s newest release, This Side, is a definite extension of their self-titled first recording and Chris Thile’s and Sean Watkin’s most recent recordings ( Not All Who Wander Are Lost and Let It Fall, respectively). This Side boasts plenty of the trio’s trademark acoustic magic with some electric guitars, strings, and Beatlesque melodies and harmonies thrown in.

If Nickel Creek was characterized by the sweetness of “The Lighthouse’s Tale," ...


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