'Speed Bumps on a Dirt Road: When Old Time Music Met Bluegrass' John Cohen - BOOK
John Cohen was one of the most influential traditional musicians of the folk revival. As a founding and lifelong member of the New Lost City Ramblers he brought traditional string band music styles to a whole new audience of urban youth. As a folklorist he helped bring to light the musical mystique of Roscoe Holcomb, Doc Watson and many others. This 224 page hardcover book is a marvelous collection of John Cohen's photographs from the 1950s-1970s capturing the essence of performers such as BILL MONROE, ROSCOE HOLCOMB, CLARENCE ASHLEY, THE LILLY BROTHERS, DOC WATSON, FLATT & SCRUGGS, BASCOM LUNSFORD, THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN, SARAH & MAYBELLE CARTER, MUDDY WATERS, and many many more. Wonderful candid photos of concerts, festivals, studio sessions and personal visits alike. A delightful book!