There are several occasions throughout the year we have the opportunity to share a gift with a loved one or friend. Oftentimes our gifts fall under the mantra of “it’s the thought that counts”. The golden yet silent rule of giving is to customize the present to the recipient’s interests. The return lines can be lengthy in stores with coffee pots given to tea drinkers and wool sweaters of the allergic. It can be a difficult task sometimes to find the right things, especially if the niche is not a common aisle 5 item. Music lovers are typically easy to shop for with an array of styles to suit their playlist, unless of course your navigating the stores for a bluegrass fan.
Whether they play the tunes or just like to listen, bluegrass is a tougher market to corner. Too many options have variables of preference such as instrument accessories or clothing options. Facing the countdown of the event can cause us to panic and buy the first amicable find we see. Before your bluegrass lover gets another remote control holder, there is still printed hope for your gift giving mission.
Bluegrass has a charming place in history with creative inspirations behind every chord. The beauty of the genre is within its timeline of favorite artists and music. Bluegrass from long ago to the new sounds of a modern age are discussed and depicted in a thoughtful style. Books are personal, thoughtful and a perfect addition to any bluegrass collection. There are a few favorited titles to explore for your next gift list that can be found in stores or shipped for convenience.
The Bluegrass Reader
A genius compilation of literary works fills the pages of this cherished book. Intriguing details bring us from the folk setting of bluegrass to present day scenes. Articles, images and interviews are generously collaborated from legendary writers and musicians.
Bluegrass Time: A Musicians Photographs of the Early Days of Bluegrass Festivals
A front row peek and a behind the scenes look at bluegrass in motion is enlivened in this gift. 64 pages of high-quality photos are on display for readers. Zimmerman discusses his memorable moments while fans can also see Skaggs, Monroe and Curly Ray Cline in their musical hey day.
Bluegrass, A History
Reviewing the cultural impacts of bluegrass date back to the 1920s. Following the trends pre and post war, the humble beginnings of artists will inspire you. A persuasive look at the genre’s development is well documented and indexed for easy reading. The several accounts from bluegrass greats is sure to complete their collection.
Taking a tour through bluegrass history has never been more fun. 26 chapters and over 400 photos articulate the past with hopes of the future. This book was designed as a resource for fans and musicians alike. Readers can enjoy topics covering instruments, artists and a full lineup of interesting facts.
Bluegrass books make a wonderful gift any day of the week. Numerous titles will cover a variety of subjects that are intriguing for enthusiasts. Wrapping up your shopping list with the tunes from the south is a brilliant way to share the sway of bluegrass music.