"All Roads Lead to the Birchmere: America's Legendary Music Hall"

by Gary Oelze and Stephen Moore


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The rousing, illustrated history of the Birchmere music hall by founder and operator Gary Oelze with music writer Stephen Moore. Hundreds of performers, including Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Vince Gill, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin, Daryl Davis, Joe Sample, Rodney Crowell, Johnny Cash and many more are featured. The performers, staff, journalists, and patrons share their stories of bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz, rock, soul, and comedy shows both on and off the stage. With an index and over 350  photos. 


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Watch our "Living on Music" video tour of the Birchmere discussing our book with Emmy award winner, Steve Houk.
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