Mavericks Of Sound: Conversations With Artists Who Shaped Indie And Roots Music by David A. EnsmingerMavericks Of Sound: Conversations With Artists Who Shaped Indie And Roots Music by David A. Ensminger

Mavericks Of Sound: Conversations With Artists Who Shaped Indie And Roots Music

byDavid A. Ensminger

Hardcover | September 8, 2014

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In Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of vivid and compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world. As the success of the concerts at Austin City Limits have revealed, the fan bases and crowds for indie and roots music often blur and overlap. In Mavericks of Sound, Ensminger brings to light the highways and byways trod by these music icons over the course of their careers and the ways in which their music-making has been affected by and influenced the burgeoning indie and roots music movements.
David Ensminger is Humanities, Folklore, and English Instructor at Lee College in Baytown, Texas. He has written about music, art, and contemporary issues and is author of Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generations, co-author of Mojo Hand, a biographer of bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, and Left of ...
Title:Mavericks Of Sound: Conversations With Artists Who Shaped Indie And Roots MusicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 9.23 × 6.29 × 0.92 inPublished:September 8, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:144223590X

ISBN - 13:9781442235908

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Song is the Territory: Singer SongwritersTom RussellPeter CaseDave AlvinBilly Joe and Eddy ShaverJason RingenbergRobert Earl KeenChapter 2: Rockabilly and Honky Tonker RenegadesJunior BrownDeke DickersonReverend Horton HeatChapter 3: Indelible Indie Rock IconsJanet Bean, member of 11th Dream DayDave Thomas, member of Pere UbuRobert Schneider, member of Apples in StereoMichael Gira, members of The Swans and Angels of LightJarboe, members of The SwansRichard Buckner and Alejandro EscovedoChapter 4: The Other Side of the Pond: Voices from Britain and New ZealandJames Stevenson, member of Chelsea, Gen X, Gene Loves Jezebel)Mike Scott, member of WaterboysRichard ThompsonDavid Gedge, member of Wedding Present and CineramaDavid Kilgour, member of The CleanChapter 5: Short Cuts: Concise Interview with IconsMerle HaggardRamblin' Jack ElliottWayne Kramer, member of MC5The MekonsRalph StanleyYo La TengoNeko CaseRob Younger, member of Radio Birdman and New ChristsIndexAbout the Author

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This is another of those smart, cerebral and thoughtful music books. And what makes it work for me is with the exception of a few of the musicians interviewed, I wasn't a fan or that knowledgeable about the others. I know a great deal more now and it's sparked my interest. That, in and of itself, tells me that Ensminger has done his job well.