Once known as “Folk Music,” American Roots Music became a culmination of musical genres. Gospel, Country, Jazz, Rock N’ Roll and even Rap owe their development to their American roots. Famous musicians known for their American Roots music include Bob Dylan, Allison Krauss, B.B. King, Keb’ Mo’, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Earl Scruggs, and Hank Williams.
Our reference team has created this pathfinder to gather books, movies, and music CDs regarding this little known culmination. Also included are a list of online resources and a listing of American Roots musicians included in BCPL’s collection.