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Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music

Indie and Roots has become such a huge scene that it can take a little bit of work to get your head around it all.

Fortunately, David Ensminger’s excellent Mavericks of Sound is on hand to make that an easy and enjoyable task. 

Why We Love Mavericks of Sound

Ensminger’s work is littered with interviews from the greatest contributors to the American indie rock scene and you get a wonderfully nuanced and complete picture of the history and heritage of the music. 

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He also reaches out beyond our shores and touches on the influences of the scene elsewhere in places as diverse as the UK and New Zealand. 

There’s no finer work for showing the breadth of this musical genre or how its greatest innovators have been ready to break the mold and create unique and powerful rules to serve the listener. 

It’s rare that you find a book that’s as easy to read and which feels as complete as this one does about a whole music scene.

We can heartily recommend Mavericks of Sound and the music that it covers too. 

You can grab a copy online here

If you’re looking for other great reads, can we recommend you check out Girl in A Band, Death Metal and Music Criticism or even our list of the essential music books