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For Children, preK-3

  • Budge Wilson, Susan Tooke (illus.), A Fiddle for Angus
  • Libba Moore Gray, Lloyd Bloom (illus.), When Uncle Took the Fiddle
  • Margo Lemieux, Francis Livingston (illus.), The Fiddle Ribbon
  • Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (illus.), Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
  • David Williams, Wiktor Sadowski (illus.), Grandma Essie’s Covered Wagon
  • Paul Gal, Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee
  • For Children, grades 4-8
  • Sharon Arms Doucet, Fiddle Fever

Books For Adults

  • Richard D. Smith, Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
  • Charles Wolfe, Blue Moon of Kentucky: Bill Monroe, 1936-1949 (notes to Bear Family CD set)
  • John Bealle, Old-time Music And Dance: Community And Folk Revival
  • Mel Bay, Rounder Old Time Music For Banjo
  • Steve Goldfield, Rounder Old Time Music for Fiddle
  • J. R. Miller, Nita Quinn Miller, 100 Classic Folk & Bluegrass Songs... Words To Your Favorite Old Time Mountain Music
  • Carl Fleischhauer, Neil V. Rosenberg, Bluegrass Odyssey
  • Bill C. Malone, Judith McCulloh, editors, Stars of Country Music
  • Neil V. Rosenberg, ed., Alan Jabbour (forward), Transforming Tradition Folk Music Revivals Examined
  • Bob Black, Neil V. Rosenberg (foreward), Come Hither to Go Yonder: Playing Bluegrass with Bill Monroe
  • Thomas Goldsmith, ed., The Bluegrass Reader


  • “A Mighty Wind”
  • “Down from the Mountain” (Performance video featuring the music from O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
  • “O Brother, Where Art Thou” (comedy/soundtrack music features old time music)
  • “Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be” (early rural and popular American music)
  • 1992 Yazoo video (Shanachie Entertainment Corp.) #512
    (Rare footage of such greats as Jimmie Rodgers and Bascom Lamar Lunceford)
  • “Legends of Old Time Music” 1995 Vestapol Productions. Distributed by Rounder Records
  • From It Ain't City Music,


  • Guy and Hannah Drollinger, “Rose in the Mornin,” (cd)
  • Bob & Kristie Black, “Iowa Songscape” (cd)
  • Al & Aleta Murphy, “Through the Fields” (cd)
  • International Bluegrass Music Association, “Discover Bluegrass: Exploring American Roots Music” (dvd)


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