Volume One: Pioneers and Early Legends
Paperback 643pp 270x210mm
9781846971419   Product Code: 88425
The first volume of Martin Strong's ground-breaking trilogy of folk encyclopedias includes over 500 biographies of individuals and groups, along with album reviews, discographies and commentaries on styles and influences. Focusing on pioneers and early legends, it takes us from the 'unique musical talent' of Leadbelly via the still 'utterly relevant' Woody Guthrie to the US folk revival and British artists of the 1960s and 70s, including Fairport Convention, Nick Drake and The Incredible String Band.