It Still Moves

Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music

By Amanda Petrusich

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Chase Macri It Still Moves

It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music by Amanda Petrusich is a travelogue of americana, country, folk and all around american roots music. Petrusich is a writer for Pitchfork.com, and It Still Moves is her first book. ISM attempts to follow, city by city, area by area, the history of Americana from the blues and the down south of Louisiana, through the country glitter of music row and Nashville, to the free folk valleys of Connecticut. While the book covers a good deal of the main styles of American music that influences Americana, it feels a little disjointed, when transitioning from style to style (blues, country, folk.) Overall, I like the theme of Petrusich traveling to the areas, and then writing about it's history, but the two don't make inroads quite enough. Overall, solid B.

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