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Why Country Music Matters: Ragtime, Swing, and the Ashes of Minstrelsy

The worlds of jazz and country music can feel far apart. But as historian and musician Allen Lowe explains, they share a common (and under examined) lineage that draws from folk, professional songwriting, ragtime, and minstrelsy. Join Lowe as he shares the music of early country artists, and reveals new learnings about their musical ancestry and early American popular song.