Can't You Hear Me Calling: The Life Of Bill Monroe, Father Of Bluegrass

By Richard Smith

Publish 12 months 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 could be acknowledged that no unmarried artist has had as extensive an impression on American well known tune as he did.

For sixty years, Monroe was once a celebrity on the Grand Ole Opry, and whilst 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 specialist 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 impressive, 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 massive of yank music.

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