Mandolin man : the bluegrass life of Roland White /

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Black, Bob,


University of Illinois Press,, Urbana, United States, p.1 online resource (x, 275 pages) : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00835046, (OCoLC)fst01007547, Biographies., Biography., bisacsh, Bluegrasses, Bluegrasses., États-Unis, fast, Mandolinists, Mandolinists., MUSIC / General, Pâturins, United States


Includes bibliographical references and index.Doing It for Real -- Birth of a Dream -- The Country Boys -- The Original Kentucky Colonels -- The Blue Grass Boys -- The Nashville Grass -- The New Kentucky Colonels -- Country Gazette -- The Nashville Bluegrass Band -- The Roland White Band -- Roland's Family Ties -- A Visit with Roland and Diane -- Back to Where It All Started."Roland White's long career has taken him from membership in Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys and Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass to success with his own Roland White Band. A master of the mandolin and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, White has mentored a host of bluegrass musicians and inspired countless others. Bob Black draws on extensive interviews with White and his peers and friends to provide the first in-depth biography of the pioneering bluegrass figure. Born into a musical family, White found early success with the Kentucky Colonels during the 1960s folk revival. The many stops and collaborations that marked White's subsequent musical journey trace the history of modern bluegrass. But Black also delves into the seldom-told tale of White's life as a working musician, one who endured professional and music industry ups-and-downs to become a legendary artist and beloved teacher. An entertaining merger of memories and music history, Mandolin Man tells the overdue story of a bluegrass icon and his times"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 03, 2022).