Thursday, April 08, 2010

Five books on guitars

One title from the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on "the history, craft and voice of the six-stringed heart of American music:"
Guitar: An American Life
by Tim Brookes

His guitar wrecked by airport baggage handlers, NPR Weekend Edition commentator Brookes sets off to find the perfect replacement. What he discovers is a fascinating ticket into pure Americana; from the arrival of conquistadors to the cultural and musical revolutions of the Fifties and Sixties. This highly personal history captures the way the guitar has come to symbolize America's restlessness and expressive spirit.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Guitar and other books.

--Marshal Zeringue