Books about Bluegrass
You certainly don’t have to know the history of bluegrass in America to be able to play it. Then again, it sure couldn’t hurt. We’ve listed a few books here, but only a few; there are dozens out there. And of course you can find out a lot about bluegrass music and its origins by searching the world wide web. That said, here are some books we’ve looked at and found useful. If you know of others that should be on this list, be sure to let us know. Just click here.

America's Music: Bluegrass : a History of Bluegrass music in the Words of Its Pioneers

Bluegrass: a History (Music in American Life)

Bluegrass Breakdown - The Making of the Old Southern Sound

Bluegrass: an Informal Guide

Bluegrass: a History

Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass

Come Hither to Go Yonder - Playing Bluegrass with Bill Monroe

Masters of the 5 String Banjo

Ring the Banjar! - the Banjo in America from Folklore to Factory

Rural Roots of Bluegrass: Songs, Stories & History

The Bluegrass Reader

What I Know 'Bout What I Know: The Musical Life of An Itinerant Banjo Player

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