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Author: Harper
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BIC Subject: Biography: arts & entertainment
Published By: Chronicle Books
 
Published: 03-Feb-2021
Format: Hardback, 240 pages, 210x5.512in
ISBN: 9781452184241
Stock Code: 2184241
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Folk matriarch and mother to the Grammy-winning musician Ben Harper, singer and songwriter Ellen Harper shares vivid stories of growing up in Los Angeles in the 60s among famous and small-town musicians, raising Ben, and the historic Folk Music Center, one of the oldest music stores in California. Harper’s memoir takes readers on an intimate journey through the folk music revival, including stories of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bill and Woody Guthrie, The New Lost City Ramblers, Doc Watson, and many more. Always A Song spans a transformational time in music, history, and American culture, from love-ins, women’s rights protests, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the popularisation of the sitar and the ukulele. Music lovers and history buffs will enjoy this rare, beautifully written invitation to the world of stories and songs that inspired folk music today.Folk matriarch and mother to the Grammy-winning musician Ben Harper, singer and songwriter Ellen Harper shares vivid stories of growing up in Los Angeles in the 60s among famous and small-town musicians, raising Ben, and the historic Folk Music Center, one of the oldest music stores in California. Harper’s memoir takes readers on an intimate journey through the folk music revival, including stories of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bill and Woody Guthrie, The New Lost City Ramblers, Doc Watson, and many more. Always A Song spans a transformational time in music, history, and American culture, from love-ins, women’s rights protests, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the popularisation of the sitar and the ukulele. Music lovers and history buffs will enjoy this rare, beautifully written invitation to the world of stories and songs that inspired folk music today.
Folk matriarch and mother to Grammy-winning musician Ben Harper, singer and songwriter Ellen Harper crafts a vivid image of the folk music revival, coming of age in Los Angeles during the 60s, and the historic Folk Music Center.
 
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