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Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals by Thomas A. Adler (review)

Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals by Thomas A. Adler... American Music, Fall 2013 time and flow. Each of these essays gives the reader much to think about, argue with, or seek to extend. Since much of the book seems to be engaged with placing surprising ideas in conversation with each other, the reader will feel invited to join in. There is much here to read and respond to, and one can well imagine that the volume will grow in value as those responses appear. The last line of the last essay of the book sums up Robert Morris's attitude toward his engagement with music succinctly and with remarkable clarity: "In short: no desire, no fear, no carrot, no stick--freedom" (355). Andrew Mead University of Michigan Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festivals. By Thomas A. Adler. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-07810-1. Softcover. Pp. xxii, 239. $24.95. Since the mid-1960s, the phenomenon of the multiday bluegrass festival has held a special place in the history and culture of the genre. Occurring throughout the United States and in parts of Europe and Asia, these events offer bluegrass enthusiasts opportunities to see, hear, and interact with the music's top http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals by Thomas A. Adler (review)

American Music , Volume 31 (3) – Mar 14, 2013

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American Music, Fall 2013 time and flow. Each of these essays gives the reader much to think about, argue with, or seek to extend. Since much of the book seems to be engaged with placing surprising ideas in conversation with each other, the reader will feel invited to join in. There is much here to read and respond to, and one can well imagine that the volume will grow in value as those responses appear. The last line of the last essay of the book sums up Robert Morris's attitude toward his engagement with music succinctly and with remarkable clarity: "In short: no desire, no fear, no carrot, no stick--freedom" (355). Andrew Mead University of Michigan Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festivals. By Thomas A. Adler. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-07810-1. Softcover. Pp. xxii, 239. $24.95. Since the mid-1960s, the phenomenon of the multiday bluegrass festival has held a special place in the history and culture of the genre. Occurring throughout the United States and in parts of Europe and Asia, these events offer bluegrass enthusiasts opportunities to see, hear, and interact with the music's top

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Mar 14, 2013

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