By Richard Smith
Publish yr note: First released in 2000
Considering the diversity of stars that experience claimed invoice Monroe as an influence—Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Garcia are only a few—it should be stated that no unmarried artist has had as vast an impression on American renowned song as he did.
For sixty years, Monroe used to be a celeb on the Grand Ole Opry, and while he died in 1996, he was once universally hailed as "the Father of Bluegrass." however the own lifetime of this taciturn determine remained principally unknown. Delving into every little thing from Monroe's expert successes to his sour rivalries, from his remoted youth to his reckless womanizing, veteran bluegrass journalist Richard D. Smith has created a three-d portrait of this superb, advanced, and contradictory guy.
Featuring over a hundred and twenty interviews, this scrupulously researched work—a Chicago Tribune selection choice, New York Times striking ebook, and Los Angeles Times top publication of 2000—stands because the authoritative biography of a real big of yank music.
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