Books About Bluegrass

Short list of 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 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