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Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound
by Robert Cantwell
(Paperback - December 1992)

Bluegrass Harmonica: Techniques, Tips, Songs, and Inside Information for the Beginner to Advanced Player
by Mike Stevens, Michael Stevens
Hardcover:Centerstream Pub
ISBN: 1574240455; Book & Cd edition 

Bluegrass: A HISTORY 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Music in American Life)
by Neil V. Rosenberg
Paperback from University of Illinois Press
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Bluegrass Fakebook 150 All Time Favorites Includes 50 Gospel Tunes for Guitar Banjo & Mandolin
by Bert Casey
This handy songbook contains bluegrass lyrics, bluegrass gospel lyrics, chord progressions, and melody lines to 150 of the all-time favorite Bluegrass songs, including 50 gospel tunes, as well as many new bluegrass songs. Printed in large, easy-to-read type with one song per page, this book is excellent for use on stage or in jam sessions, because everyone can read along. Also includes chord charts for the guitar, banjo, and mandolin to help you learn your favorite bluegrass chords and a listing of currently available recordings of each song. Now all those obscure verses you can never remember are right at your fingertips.
Paperback from Watch & Learn, Inc.
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Bluegrass Undercover (Bluegrass Brothers)
by Kathleen Brooks
Kindle Edition
Book Published: 2012-03-27

Rural Roots of Bluegrass: Songs, Stories & History
by Wayne Erbsen
Paperback from Native Ground Music
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Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
by Richard Smith, Richard D. Smith
Paperback from Da Capo Press
Book Published: 2001-10-02
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Constructing a Bluegrass Mandolin: A Complete Technical Guide
by Roger H. Siminoff
Listed under Mandolin

Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
by Richard D. Smith
Listed under Bill Monroe

O Brother, Where Art Thou?: Guitar Tab/Melody/Lyrics/Chords
by Hal Leonard (Editor)
Paperback: 48 pages
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; ISBN: 0634031554; (February 9, )

O Brother, Where Art Thou: Piano/Vocal
by Hal Leonard (Editor)

Bluegrass Guitar the Right Way is the Easy Way Volume One
by Dan Huckabee (Audio CD)

Backpocket Bluegrass Song Book
by Wayne Erbsen
(Paperback - October 1991)

Bluegrass: An Informal Guide
by Richard D. Smith

Bluegrass: A History (Music in American Life)
by Neil V. Rosenberg
(Paperback - September 1993)

Bluegrass Songbook
by Peter Wernick (Editor), Peter Warnick
(Paperback - June 1977)

Designing Guitar Solos for Bluegrass Songs
by Chris Jones (Audio CD)

Now That I've Found You
by Krauss Allison, Krauss Alison
Paperback:Warner Brothers Publications; ISBN: 1576236021;

So Long So Wrong: Guitar/Banjo/Vocal
by Alison Krauss, Union Station

Bluegrass Guitar
by Happy Traum
(Paperback - January 1975)

Improvising Bluegrass Mandolin Solos
by Brad Davis
Listed under Mandolin

Sam Bush Teaches Mandolin Repertoire & Technique: Solos, Licks and Variations to Eight Great Tunes
by Listen, et al
Listed under Mandolin

Grass Roots : An Illustrated History of Bluegrass and Mountain Music
by Fred Hill
(Paperback - July 1981)

Teach Yourself Bluegrass Fiddle
by Matt Glaser

Teach Yourself Bluegrass Guitar
by Russ Barenburg, Russ Barenberg

Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1967-86 (Music in American Life)
by Carl Fleischhauer, Neil V. Rosenberg

Bluegrass Complete
by John L. Haag (Editor)

How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life
by John Fahey, Damian Rogers (Editor)
The truth, Winston Churchill once stated, must be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies. Guitarist John Fahey, whose folk-informed work has inspired musicians as dissimilar as George Winston and Jim O'Rourke, adheres to that principle throughout this conversationally voiced collection of ostensibly fictitious but semiautobiographical short stories. Fahey is no stranger to the written word: in the 1960s he published a volume on blues guitarist Charley Patton, and his albums have frequently included voluminous, fanciful liner notes. Fans looking for illumination of his guitar playing might be disappointed by this book: he spends more time spinning tall tales about a periodically horrific post-WWII suburban childhood and the many remarkable people he's met (from compassionate blues musician and fishing enthusiast Bukka White to pompous Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni, whom Fahey claims to have punched out) than he does discussing his musical methodology. But his writing flickers with the same black humor and ambivalent mysticism that imbues his music. --Bill Meyer -
Paperback: 304 pages
Drag City; ISBN: 0965618323; 1st edition (April 15, )

Hot Licks for Bluegrass Guitar
by Orrin Star

The Insiders' Guide to Lexington and the Kentucky Bluegrass
by Jeff Walter, et al
Listed under Kentucky Travel

A-Hot-Bed of Musicians: Traditional Music in the Upper New River Valley-Whitetop Region
by Paula Hathaway Anderson-Green

The Bluegrass Music Cookbook
by Penny Parsons (Contributor), et al
Want to make Corn Bread or Peach Cobbler? This is the book!
Listed under Cooking

Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes
by Jeff Todd Titon
Hardcover: 256 pages
University Press of Kentucky; ISBN: 0813122007; Book & Cd edition 

Mel Bay's Bluegrass Banjo
by Sonny Osborne
Listed under Banjo

Teach Yourself Bluegrass Banjo
by Tony Trischka
Listed under Banjo

Traveling the High Way Home: Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music (Music in American Life)
by John Wright

Mel Bay's Deluxe Bluegrass Mandolin Method
by Ray Valla
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