Moonlight: Music On a Mountain: The Detailed & Whimsical Diary of a 21st Century Deep-South Listening Room

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"Moonlight: Music On A Mountain" is a compendium of over three hundred weekly newsletters emailed to the fans and supporters of an original acoustic music venue in Birmingham Alabama. Part diary, part blog, and part encyclopedia, this collection presents the proprietor’s voice, views, and visions regarding a unique miniature concert hall, creating a narrative of its uncertain yet glorious persistence, in a time of radical changes for the makers of contemporary folk, roots, country, and blues songcraft. Celebrating the inherent musicality of the English lexicon, these promotional missives feature arcane descriptions of The Moonlight’s scheduled performers, leavened with reflective and waggish commentary on cultural trends and current events. Covering a time frame from 2010 to 2016, this book archives a rich chronological text that invites either binge viewing or random sampling, as a reader may be so inclined.
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Published on
Nov 6, 2017
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Pages
1000
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ISBN
9781543917161
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Genres & Styles / Folk & Traditional
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* A Holly Jolly Christmas
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* I'll Be Home for Christmas
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* It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
* Jingle Bell Rock
* Jingle Bells
* Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
* Joy to the World
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* Mary, Did You Know?
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* Ukrainian Bell Carol
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* We Three Kings of Orient Are
* We Wish You a Merry Christmas
* What Child Is This?
* When Christmas Comes to Town (from The Polar Express)
* Winter Wonderland
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