Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' provides an excellent introduction not only to the history of American instrument making, but it also addresses, in a very readable fashion, the important contribution of diverse cultures to the story of American music.
Not familiar with EMP? From the EMP website: "EMP is dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in popular music. By blending interpretative, interactive exhibitions with cutting-edge technology, EMP captures and reflects the essence of rock 'n' roll, its roots in jazz, soul, gospel, country and the blues, as well as rock's influence on hip-hop, punk and other recent genres. Visitors can view rare artifacts and memorabilia and experience the creative process by listening to musicians tell their own stories."
I'm honored by Orr-Cahall's kind words!
Causes Susan VanHecke Supports
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
National Trust For Historic Preservation