Right by Her Roots: Americana Women & Their Songs

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In this day of digital delivery, popular music arrives to its listeners in downloadable bits, giving away very little about where the songs come from or who is behind them. This book offers an exploration of the bodies of work of eight artists who acknowledge, in their songs and in their lives, their relationships to their roots.

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In this remarkable book, music journalist Hight offers a perspective rarely seen in books on contemporary music--the stories of women singers and songwriters who have probed deeply and examined their geographical, cultural, familial, and religious roots in their music. Through interviews with Lucinda Williams, Julie Miller, Victoria Williams, Michelle Shocked, Mary Gauthier, Ruthie Foster, Elizabeth Cook, and Abigail Washburn, Hight allows these women to tell of the ways they have used music to go beyond their roots in search of their identities. She splendidly explores each artist's entire catalog, reflecting on the ways their music reveals the struggle to stand right by their roots. For example, Gauthier speaks of and to people on the social margins, identifying with them particularly through her own experience of being orphaned. Hight offers readers a glimpse of the many ways that music can transcend the ordinary to reveal the ongoing spiritual struggles that define an individual's relationship to others and to the world. Verdict This beautifully crafted little book introduces the deeply felt music of many of these women for the first time and brings their music to new audiences. For all collections.

--Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., Evanston, IL "Library Journal"

As incisive and insightful as the women she profiles, Jewly Hight has filled these pages with remarkable, creative portraits of remarkable, creative people.

--Peter Cooper, Senior Music Critic "The Tennessean"

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Jewly Hight is a music writer whose work has appeared in No Depression, American Songwriter, Performing Songwriter, Relix, The Nashville Scene, The Christian Century , and a number of other publications. She holds a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University Divinity School. She lives, writes, drums, and clogs in Nashville, Tennessee.

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