Lunsford, Bret - Sounding for Harry Smith: Early Pacific Northwest Influences

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Bret Lunsford.
Sounding for Harry Smith: Early Pacific Northwest Influences

Anacortes: KNW-YR-OWN / P.W. Elverum & Sun, 2021. 
Hardcover. 
232 pages. 
8 3/4 x 10 1/4". 
New and sealed. 

Harry Everett Smith (1923-1991) was a boyhood resident of Anacortes, Washington for ten years of the Great Depression. Sounding for Harry Smith: Early Pacific Northwest Influencesis a visually compelling oral history-based biography that immerses the reader in Salish Sea traditions and discord to explore the myths of a counter-cultural shaman whose strange impacts on art, music and film resound from studies of place to beat improvisation, through brain paintings to a Grammy Award for his folk music bible, Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways).

Pacific Northwest musician-historian Bret Lunsford (Beat Happening/D+) unravels a string of mysteries to reveal the avant-garde shards of a 20th century alchemist in his hometown.

A beautifully printed and bound 232-page hardcover book that includes chronology, selected bibliography, endnotes, maps and over 100 historic photographs within 17 substantial and hearty chapters.