The Carter Family

Don't Forget This Song

by Frank M. Young and David Lasky

The Carter Family

Hardcover, 191 pages, Abrams ComicArts, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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In graphic novel format, tells the story of the Carter Family—the first superstar group of country music—revealing the family's rise to success, their struggles along the way, and their impact on contemporary music.

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What do Taylor Swift and Neil Young have in common? Not much, perhaps, but both play in a style that can easily be traced back to the same troubadour family, the Carters. At a time when the country was bursting with different musical traditions, A.P. Carter and his kin took the rich harmonies of church music and combined them with the lilting rhythms of the guitar and autoharp. The result was an infectious blend that shot into the veins of American popular music and has been there ever

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