American Music Series

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  1. John Prine
    With a range that spans the lyrical, heartfelt songs "Angel from Montgomery," "Sam Stone," and "Paradise" to the classic country music parody "You Never Even Called Me by My Name," John Prine is a songwriter's songwriter. Across... Learn More
    Published: 14th June 2017
    Paperback | £14.99
  2. Chrissie Hynde
    A musical force across four decades, a voice for the ages, and a great songwriter, Chrissie Hynde is one of America's foremost rockers. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, she and her band The Pretenders have... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2017
    Hardback | £20.99
  3. T Bone Burnett
    T Bone Burnett is a unique, astonishingly prolific music producer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and soundtrack visionary. Renowned as a studio maven with a Midas touch, Burnett is known for lifting artists to their greatest heights,... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2016
    Hardback | £21.99
  4. Don't Suck, Don't Die
    "Friend, asshole, angel, mutant," singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt "came along and made us gross and broken people seem ...I dunno, cooler, I guess." A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar, Chesnutt recorded... Learn More
    Published: 6th September 2016
    Paperback | £11.99
  5. Real Love, No Drama
    Mary J. Blige is an icon who represents the political consciousness of hip hop and the historical promise of soul. She is an everywoman, celebrated by Oprah Winfrey and beloved by pop music fans of all ages and races. Blige has... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2016
    Hardback | £20.99
  6. Madonnaland
    When Alina Simone agreed to write a book about Madonna, she thought it might provide an interesting excuse to indulge her own eighties nostalgia. Wrong. What Simone discovered instead was a tidal wave of already published information... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2016
    Paperback | £13.99
  7. Los Lobos

    Los Lobos

    Dream in Blue

    By Chris Morris

    Series American Music Series

    University of Texas Press

    Los Lobos leaped into the national spotlight in 1987, when their cover of “La Bamba” became a No. 1 hit. But what looked like an overnight achievement to the band’s new fans was actually a way station in a long musical journey... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2015
    Hardback | £18.99
  8. The Flatlanders
    A group of three friends who made music in a house in Lubbock, Texas, recorded an album that wasn't released and went their separate ways into solo careers. That group became a legend and then—twenty years later—a band. The... Learn More
    Published: 20th October 2014
    Paperback | £16.99
  9. Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard has enjoyed artistic and professional triumphs few can match. He’s charted more than a hundred country hits, including thirty-eight number ones. He’s released dozens of studio albums and another half... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2013
    Paperback | £16.99
  10. Ryan Adams
    Before he achieved his dream of being an internationally known rock personality, Ryan Adams had a band in Raleigh, North Carolina. Whiskeytown led the wave of insurgent-country bands that came of age with No Depression magazine... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2012
    Paperback | £16.99
  11. Dwight Yoakam
    From his formative years playing pure, hardcore honky-tonk for mid-'80s Los Angeles punk rockers through his subsequent surge to the top of the country charts, Dwight Yoakam has enjoyed a singular career. An electrifying live... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2012
    Paperback | £16.99