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Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England

Clifford R. Murphy

Abstract

Merging scholarly insight with a professional guitarist's keen sense of the musical life, this book delves into the rich tradition of country and western music that is played and loved in the mill towns and cities of the American northeast. The book draws on a wealth of ethnographic material, interviews, and encounters with recorded and live music to reveal the central role of country and western in the social lives and musical activity of working-class New Englanders. As the book shows, an extraordinary multiculturalism informed by New England's kaleidoscope of ethnic groups created a distinc ... More

Keywords: multiculturalism, country and western music, mill towns, American northeast, working class, New England, ethnic groups, cowboy, economic disenfranchisement, Nashville music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038679
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038679.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clifford R. Murphy, author