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The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Barney Hoskyns Zeroes in on Woodstock in "Small Town Talk"

Does the book cover Bobby Charles? Assuming he looms large, since it's his song the book is named after—from his fantastic Band-backed debut LP recorded in Woodstock at Bearsville. Fingers crossed for tales of him and Dalton and Dylan trading songs. 

Thanks for your note; yes, yes, yes: there is a chapter devoted to Bobby Charles, and I did mean to mention him in my review; he's one of those folks whom the book covers about whom it's refreshing to see his name again, along with stories about his time up there. Thanks very much for asking.

Glad to hear it! Thanks for the review, the book sounds excellent.