American Music Series

ams16“Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown” is part of the American Music Series, published by University of Texas Press. “Losering” came out in September 2012 as the second book in the series, which now numbers 10 titles including:

° “T Bone Burnett: A Life in Pursuit,” by Lloyd Sachs (2016)
° “Madonnaland and Other Detours Into Fame and Fandom,” by Alina Simone (2016)
° “Real Love No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige,” by Danny Alexander (2016)
° “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt,” by Kristin Hersh (2015)
° “Los Lobos: Dream in Blue,” by Chris Morris (2015)
° “John Prine: In Spite of Himself,” by Eddie Huffman (2015)
° “The Flatlanders: Now It’s Now Again,” by John T. Davis (2014)
° “Merle Haggard: The Running Kind,” by David Cantwell (2013)
° “Dwight Yoakam: A Thousand Miles from Nowhere,” by Don McLeese (2012)

Series co-editors are David Menconi and Casey Kittrell at UT Press (with Peter Blackstock and Allison Faust in the role of co-editors emeritus).

You’ll find information about and excerpts from all 10 books here. As to what’s on the American Music Series horizon, the upcoming lineup includes:

April 2017
° Chrissie Hynde: A Musical Biography,” by Adam Sobsey

Fall 2017
° “Woman Walk the Line: Women Writers on the Female Country Artists Who Marked Their Soul,” edited by Holly Gleason

° “New York Songs,” by Chris Stamey

To be scheduled
Tom Jones (title to come), by Jon Langford


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