Buy The Books


StepSigned copies of some titles here are available directly from author David Menconi — just e-mail me at If you’re an amazon shopper, here is the David Menconi page on amazon.

° “Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk,” (2020, University of North Carolina Press). Find it on , bookshop or Beyond America, the book is available in EnglandFranceGermanySpainJapanIndia and New Zealand.

° “Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel” (2015) by Ray Benson and David Menconi is available from University of Texas Press as well as, bookshop, or iTunes. Beyond America, it’s available in Canada, England, FranceGermanySpainBrazil, Japan, IndiaAustralia and New Zealand.

OTR° “Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown,” from 2012, can also be ordered directly from University of Texas Press as well as, bookshop, iTunes  and Elsewhere on planet earth, “Losering” is also available in Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, JapanChina, India, Australia, New Zealand and Poland.

° “Off The Record” is a novel first published in 2000 — available from, bookshop or in America; and also Canada, England, France, Gemany, Spain, Brazil, China, Australia and India.

I’ve also contributed to the following books:

° “No Depression: An Introduction to Alternative Country Music. Whatever That Is” (1998, Dowling Press)

° “The Best of No Depression: Writing About American Music” (2005, University of Texas Press)

° “Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide” (2000, Visible Ink) — as well as Musichound R&B, Musichound FolkMusichound Blues, Musichound Country and Musichound Lounge

ForestFB° “Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics” (2004, Barricade)

° “Encyclopedia of North Carolina” (2006, University of North Carolina Press)

° “Experienced: Rock Music Tales of Fact & Fiction” (2011, Vagabondage Press)

° “Football in a Forest: The Life and Times of Kenan Memorial Stadium” (2016, Pace Enterprises)

And I’ve written liner notes for a few albums:

JSGLP° Jaki Shelton Green, The River Speaks of Thirst (2020, Soul City Records)

° Po Ramblin’ Boys, Toil, Tears & Trouble (2019, Rounder Records — nominated for Best Bluegrass Album Grammy)

° Flat Duo Jets, Wild Wild Love (2017, Daniel 13)

° The Connells, Stone Cold Yesterday: Best of The Connells (2016, Concord Music Group)

° Tres Chicas, Sweetwater (2004, Yep Roc Records)


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  1. Just get my book via Live in Istanbul, Turkey. Huge fan of Whiskeytown and Phil Wandscher… Thank you David Menconi for your great work. Really great treasure for hardcore DRA fans…

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