Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

David Wesley Williams

L.A. Roots

Western Edge explores country-rock from the Byrds to the Blasters and beyond

Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock is a fitting companion to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition of the same name, its pages fairly bursting with song.

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Meeting the Blues

Two California grad students get quite an education in the 1960s South

Going Up the Country revisits fieldwork expeditions to Mississippi and Louisiana at the height of the blues revival by two young scholars from UCLA.

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Out of the Shadows of History

Novelist Patricia L. Hudson brings Rebecca Boone, Daniel’s wife, to the fore

Rebecca Boone, wife of the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone, is front and center, fully alive and endlessly compelling, in Patricia L. Hudson’s novel Traces.

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Man of Steel

Buddy Emmons’ name was synonymous with the sound of his beloved steel guitar

Steel guitar player and producer Steve Fishell captures the life of a sublime talent in Buddy Emmons: Steel Guitar Icon.

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Father Knows Best

A Blue Grass Boy’s memoir of life on the road with the great Bill Monroe

Bass player Mark Hembree’s On the Bus with Bill Monroe is a story about life on the road with a legendary musician, a legendarily complex man, and his hard-driving music.

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