Amanda Petrusich’s new book is on a subject near and dear to my heart: American, or rather, Americana music; a genre, if it can be called that, that spans everything from Delta blues to Songs: Ohia. It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music, is part travelogue, part history and part fandom. Petrusich travels around the deep South visiting both music landmarks and the ancillary towns and cultures that made them possible. In doing so, she threads the connections between the, at first glance, seemingly disparate artists and looks toward the future of roots music.

*Petrusich’s next reading is in Decatur, Georgia, at Wordsmith’s Books on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 PM.

Elsehwere: Fluxblog has a great, five-part, interview with Petrusich HERE…

MP3: Hank Williams :: Lost Highway (Live Edit-Health & Happiness Shows)
MP3: Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Pushkin (Greatest Palace Music version)
Amazon: It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, & the Search for the Next American Music


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One Response to “It Still Moves :: Lost Songs, Lost Highways…”

  1. I have really been digging this book. good exploration that gets beneath the surface but not so much so that one feels as if they need to be a musical scholar to have a clue as to what is going on.

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