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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Country Music Isn’t All From The South

Blue Hill Mountain in Maine. (smilla4/Flickr)

Blue Hill Mountain in Maine. (smilla4/Flickr)

When you think of country music today, Texas 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots often come to mind, along with a nice Southern twang.

But Clifford Murphy says country music comes from all regions of the U.S., including New England, where country music means the woods of Maine, and a singer with an eye patch.

Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins spoke with Murphy, author of the book “Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England,” in an interview on Radio Boston.

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  • Cliff Murphy, author of the book “Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England.”

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