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Tim Barnwell – Book: Hands in Harmony

Tim Barnwell – Book: Hands in Harmony

Appalachian Music Featured in the New York Times

Sunday May 22, 2011 – A very entertaining article from the Sunday New York Times, Travel Section: On Virginia‚Äôs Crooked Road, Mountain Music Lights the Way . This subject is also the central theme of Tim Barnwell’s most recent book Hands in Harmony; Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia. It was released (October 2009) by W. W. Norton & Company, publisher of Barnwell’s previous two books: The Face of Appalachia (2003) and On Earth’s Furrowed Brow (2007). The book is a continuation of the artist’s 30+ year body of work documenting the people, places, musicians, and craftsmen of Appalachia. The book also includes an audio CD with performances by 22 musicians photographed for the project, and is already receiving critical success.

Reviewed in the New York Times, November 27, 2009, By Dwight Garner.
Hands In Harmony: Traditional Crafts And Music In Appalachia, by Tim Barnwell (W. W. Norton & Company). “This excellent collection of black-and-white portraits and oral histories documents the lives of the makers of Appalachian music and traditional handicrafts, and arrives with a wickedly fine CD. There are photographs here of some well-known people (Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe), but the best are of unknown artists. Without Appalachian music, Jan Davidson writes in the forward, ”there would be no Joan Baez, no Bob Dylan the folk singer, and surely no Grateful Dead.”” Go to the NY Times review

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