The 20th Anniversary of the legendary Southern Music Issue of Oxford American – with an especially great focus on the state of North Carolina this time around! The placement of the state has given it a fantastic musical legacy – one that stretches farther than you might expect, through a great range of styles covered here by some of the best writers in the business. The issue features Jonathan Lethem on the dBs, L Lamar Wilson on Rhapsody, Lauren Du Graf on Jodeci, Benjamin Hedin on John Coltrane, and John O'Connor on Link Wray – plus lots more articles on Etta Baker, Elizabeth Cotton, 9th Wonder, Rhiannon Giddens, Superchunk, Ryan Adams, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone
, James Taylor, Beach Music, Ruby Andrews, Earl Scruggs, June Tyson, and many others! And as usual, the issue comes with a great bonus CD – with tracks by Sun Ra, Shannon Whitworth, James Taylor, Link Wray, Malcolm Holcombe, Nina Simone
, Elizabeth Cotton, Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane, Cas Wallin, Mitchell's Christian Singers, Ruby Johnson, and others!