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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.

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Excellent piece. Your reviews consistently combine the gist of the book with thought provoking comment. This is no different; just adds a reminder of the vast amount there is yet to read. What a glorious prospect. Thanks.

Thanks for these. I had pretty much the same reaction to the Rotolo memoir, it was an easy afternoon read. I also love the story in, I think, "Positively 4th St." where Baez sends a copy of the Freewheelin' album to a friend (or sister) with the note: "My new boyfriend." And any glimpse into that time and place is welcome. I did not know about the Adams one, but as I adore the two operas of his that I have seen, Nixon and Atomic, I'll have to check it out.