"The Bakersfield Sound," Robert E. Price's authoritative history of the hard-edged style that transformed country music, is now on sale for $21.95.
"The Bakersfield Sound: How A Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music" is more than 275 pages and features 50 photos, many never before published. Anyone with an interest in Bakersfield, music or great stories will love this fast-paced history of the movement that turned laborers like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard into household names, and its lasting and widely felt influence on style, instrumentation and attitude in American music.
Price is the award-winning editor of The Bakersfield Californian and has written and spoken extensively about the Bakersfield Sound since 1997. His writing includes liner notes for a Merle Haggard box set and a chapter for the Country Music Hall of Fame’s official “Bakersfield Sound” exhibit guide.
The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music" by Robert E Price