What a magnificent gorgeous book to own! Brought to you by the best experts that could possibly be engaged for the task. It starts with an Introduction by Jack Wright, a musician who is a native of the Virginia coalfields from a coal mining family. Then you get an essay by Archie Green, an academic ethnomusicologist and the author of Only a Miner. Then a Foreword by Jon Lohman of the Virginia Folklore Program. Then you have Jack Wright's fine liner notes for all 48 of the songs on the two CDs
Big Stone Gap, Virginia: Lonesome Pine Office on Youth, 2007. 69 pages with an Introduction and afterword by Jack Wright; essay by Archie Green, Foreword by Jon Lohman, lots of photos and 2 music CDs. 5.75" X 10.25" hardback with pictorial cover.