• New in Print: Bill Monroe - The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man

    Bill Monroe - The Life and Music of the Blue Grass ManChampaign, IL — University of Illinois Press has announced the publication of Bill Monroe - The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man, by Tom Ewing.

    The biography sets out to examine Monroe's life in careful detail through hundreds of interviews, the author's personal relationship with Monroe, and an immense personal archive of materials.

    Filled with a wealth of previously unknown details, Bill Monroe offers even the most devoted fan a deeper understanding of Monroe's towering achievements and timeless music.

    Ewing tells the story of the Monroe family's musical household and Bill's early career in the Monroe Brothers duo. He brings to life Monroe's 1940s heyday with the Classic Bluegrass Band, the renewed fervor for his music sparked by the folk revival of the 1960s, and his declining fortunes in the years that followed.

    Available in hard cover and eBook.

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