These days it's hard to keep up with developments in the music publishing world. I have a new banjo instruction book coming out within the next couple of weeks with 108 arrangements plus instruction, called "Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo (Mel Bay)," and I'm trying to put together a list of where to send review copies. If you can think of any newish periodicals, websites, or blogs where they do reviews of this kind of thing, I'd very much appreciate hearing about them. To save you some trouble, below the signature line I've listed the reviewing outlets that I already know about in alphabetical order. Ken Perlman
Bluegrass Ireland Blog
Canadian Folk Bulletin
Canadian Folk Music
English Song & Dance
Congratulations on the new book, kenperlman . I have most, if not all, of your books. I teach at the Louisville Folk School, and this new book may be a good fit for my classes.
Wish I could help you Ken, other than by buying a copy when it comes out. I didn't even know about half the list you posted.
Although it's more performing artist oriented, you might want to see if Penguin Eggs might try a review. (The first book of yours that I bought - not the last! - was Melodic Clawhammer Banjo, when it first came out.)
Have you thought about taking an ad out on Cameron DeWhitt's podcast, Get Up in the Cool? I think that would be just about the best audience for such a book, other than this one right here...
Sounds like a great book. I look forward to checking it out. I would agree about seeing about Cameron DeWhitt doing an episode of Get Up in the Cool about it.
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