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Can't You Hear Me Callin': Bill Monroe by Richard D. Smith
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Can't You Hear Me Callin': Bill Monroe by Richard D. Smith

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Bill Monroe inspired musicians and music lovers alike. Richard D. Smith writes a dynamic biography, discussing Monroe's musical achievements as well as unveiling a personal side to the "Father of Bluegrass".

For sixty years, Monroe was a star at the Grand Ole Opry, a trailblazer on the mandolin and a haunting high-range vocalist, and when he died in 1996, he was universally hailed as "the Father of Bluegrass." Veteran bluegrass journalist Richard D. Smith has created within these pages a three-dimensional portrait of the brilliant, driven, and complex man that was Bill Monroe, revealing Monroe's private insecurities, reckless womanizing, professional achievements, and bitter rivalries (most notably with former sidemen Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs).

Winner of the Belmont Award for the year's best book on country music!


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