Columbus: The Musical Crossroads

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Columbus has long been known for its musicians. Unlike New York, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, or even Cincinnati, however, it has never had a definable "scene." Still, some truly remarkable music has been made in this musical crossroads by the many outstanding musicians who have called it home. Since 1900, Columbus has grown from the 28th- to the 15th-largest city in the United States. During this period, it has developed into a musically vibrant community that has nurtured the talents of such artists as Elsie Janis, Ted Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dwight Yoakam, Bow Wow, and Rascal Flatts. But, in many instances, those who chose to remain at home were as good and, perhaps, even better.
ISBN: 9780738561530
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David Meyers, Arnett Howard, James Loeffler, and Candice Watkins have been actively researching and documenting the history of music in Columbus for more than 25 years. Among the other books they have collaborated on are Listen for the Jazz, volumes I and II; More Columbus Unforgettables; and Columbus Unforgettables, volume III. They also contributed to the Jazz Ohio Exhibition for the Ohio Historical Society and provided materials for the Roots of Rock and Roll exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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