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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.

Great Books Yet to Come: A Preview of 2016 in Print

I'm also looking forward to John Doe's memoir (or ... something) about the early LA punk scene, Under the Big Black Sun.  Think its out april. 

Hi, Amanda: Thanks very much for your comment. One of the most rewarding aspects of writing this column is learning from readers about books about which I haven't heard. You have the title and pub date of the book correct, too. When I put out a call for information to publishers for books pubbing in the spring, most responded, but some sent only one or two of their titles. I plan to do a follow up to this column that will list forthcoming titles from university presses, and this will give me a chance to add other titles from trade publishers I missed in this list.

You missed the most-anticipated title on my list: Kent Finlay - Dreamer: The Musical Legacy Behind Cheatham Street Warehouse.  Written by Jenny Finlay & Brian T. Atkinson, due out March 2 from Texas A & M University Press. 

Jenny & Brian are both excellent writers and this book promises to be a wonderful look at the background and influence of Texas music of the past few decades.  

 

Thanks, Miss Holly. I apprecaite your note.

 The folks at Texas A&M told me that this was coming out in November, so I mentioned this title in my fall list of forthcoming books. I also plan to put up another list devoted to universty press books.

Quite honestly, though, this is one of the books I've been most looking forward to as well, and I look forward to writing about it in this column. I admire Jenny's and Brian's work a great deal, so am excited about this book, especially the insights it provides about Texas music and Kent Finlay's part in making it what it came to be.

 

Glad it's on your radar!  Keep on reading!