Country is more than a cowboy hat. It's Texas swing, Countrypolitan and outlaw music. It's Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. It's "Sixteen Tons" and what do you get...
The best music books provide not only a commentary on the music, but are also able to put you inside the music at the moment of creation. Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece by Michael Streissguth puts the reader squarely in this iconic moment in music history. Additionally, the book provides crucial context for not only the album Live at Folsom Prison, but also where it came in Johnny Cash’s career, and some of the reasons the country icon chose this...more