Texas Bluegrass History: High Lonesome on the High Plains

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Texas has nurtured a thriving bluegrass scene since the early 1950s. The Lone Star State boasts the country’s first bluegrass college degree and even hosts a Beatles bluegrass cover band. Meet the Pickin’ Singin’ Professor, the Fiddle Engineer and Blanco’s Bluegrass Boy. Hit the trail with cowboys like the Mayfield brothers and go backstage with Grammy-nominated acts like Wood & Wire. Jeff Campbell and Braeden Paul celebrate the musicians who contributed to the harmonious heritage of Texas bluegrass.
ISBN: 9781467147231
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Images: 61
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
JEFF CAMPBELL is a professional historic preservationist. He has worked on historic preservation projects in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. He has written for Plano Magazine, Stephen F. Austin State University and Cowboy Poetry at the Bar D Ranch. He also coauthored Hidden History of Plano, Texas (The History Press, 2020); Football and Integration in Plano, Texas: Stay in There, Wildcats! (The History Press, 2014) and Plano’s Historic Cemeteries (Arcadia Publishing, 2014). Jeff serves on the board of Texas Dance Hall Preservation and studies guitar at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. BRAEDEN PAUL has been active in the Texas bluegrass scene since 2013. As a mandolinist, he’s performed as part of several Dallas-based bands and has also made guest appearances with various artists, including Grammy Award winner Michael Cleveland. Braeden also serves on the board of directors of the Southwest Bluegrass Club and writes music reviews for the Bluegrass Society of America.
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