Announcing the Southern Cultures Music Issue and enhanced ebook

We here at UNC Press, publisher of Southern Cultures, are so proud of the 2011 Music Issue–for many reasons.  See below for a sampling of the articles and music in this outstanding journal.  And don’t forget, there’s a free CD enclosed in this issue. The Avett Brothers!  Elvis!  Johnny Cash! The Carolina Chocolate Drops!

This time around, we’re equally as excited to announce the enhanced Kindle edition.  In this digital edition, the music is actually a part of the ebook and ships right along with it.

In fact, there are many ways you can read and listen:  in paper (with CD enclosed), on your e-reader with the CD mailed to you separately, as an enhanced Kindle edition, or as part of Project Muse (if you are affiliated with a university). In addition, you can purchase individual chapters as ebooks, and enjoy in bite-sized pieces for 99 cents apiece. (The chapter titles below link to these ebooks.)

We hope you’ll click through to the Southern Cultures website to purchase a copy–we know you’ll enjoy the music, learn from the essays, and be blown away by the gorgeous photography.

Wishing you happy reading and listening–Beth

P.S.  What follows is Dave Shaw’s announcement of the new Music issue.  Dave is the Executive Editor of Southern Cultures.

Southern Cultures has just released the 2011 Music Issue–in print, online, and in eBook formats–including an enhanced Kindle edition that includes all the tracks from this year’s free CD. The Avett Brothers headline our CD, which also features Doc and Merle Watson and a blend of many more new and classic Southern artists.