The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music (Paperback)

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The aesthetic known as the Bakersfield Sound transformed country music, its hard edge a stark contrast to Nashville's stringed orchestras. It turned displaced Okies like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard into household names, and in the process created a widely felt influence on style, instrumentation, and attitude in American Music.

Even so, a half century after its emergence, the Bakersfield Sound's significance is underappreciated except among hardcore fans and music historians. Few recognize how this California country music not ony countered a Nashville hit-seeking machine that had gone adrift, but also portended acultural shift that touched mainstream America.

"Price proves to be not just a fine researcher, but also a fine writer."  - Randy Poe, bestselling author and music producer

"This is some of the finest work on the Bakersfield Sound I've ever read."  - Ken Nelson, Country Music Hall of Fame producer

Product Details
ISBN: 9781491772966
ISBN-10: 1491772964
Publisher: iUniverse
Publication Date: November 20th, 2015
Pages: 292
Language: English