Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk

Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk

An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first century Winchester, Virginia is an emblematic American town. When John Lingan first traveled there, it was to seek out Jim McCoy: local honky-tonk owner and the DJ who first gave airtime to a brassy-voiced singer known as Patsy Cline, setting An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with t...

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Title:Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk
Author:John Lingan
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Genres:Music
ISBN:0544932536
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk Reviews

  • Cheri
    Aug 04, 2018
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  • Emily Hilliard
    Sep 08, 2018
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  • Ren
    Jun 25, 2018
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  • Jay
    Sep 11, 2018
    I began reading this book after a brief skimming of the book?s description. I expected a lot of country and roots music history, with some small town-loving prose. I got a lot less of the music I was expecting. I got a lot more of the small town story, but it was a story of change, n...
  • Leah Angstman
    Aug 28, 2018
    I reviewed this book and interviewed the author for a wonderful feature in Pacific Standard. ...
  • Jim
    Sep 13, 2018
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  • Ralph
    Jun 19, 2018
    3.5 stars. Mostly entertaining read about Winchester, Va., class warfare, Patsy Cline and the last damn honky-tonk in the free world. ...
  • David Gray
    Sep 22, 2018
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  • Libby
    Sep 09, 2018
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  • J.S.
    Apr 30, 2018
    Not at all what I expected based upon the book description: "As the U.S. economy and American culture have transformed in recent decades, the ground under centuries-old social codes has shifted, throwing old folkways into chaos. Homeplace teases apart the tangle of class, race, and fa...
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    Jul 28, 2018
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  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Jan 18, 2018
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  • Joanne  Clarke Gunter
    Sep 14, 2018
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  • Nae
    Sep 02, 2018
    Not my type of book. ...
  • Daniel Polansky
    Apr 30, 2018
    The last honky tonk in the Shenedoah proves the entry point into a collection of essays about the rapid change of rural America, family, authenticity, a lot of other things. Fair warning, I would pay even less attention to my opinion on this one then you are used to normally, since Joh...
  • Kay Bernstein
    Jul 29, 2018
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  • Janet
    May 30, 2018
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first century Winchester, Vir...
  • Michael Huber
    Jul 27, 2018
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  • David Patterson
    Jul 25, 2018
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  • Kathleen Pechotta
    Jul 25, 2018
    Bittersweet, well researched, I enjoyed every page. For years I wondered why Winchester didn't celebrate Patsy Cline. THIS book led to a greater understanding of the social mores of the area,. ...
  • Haley Bunker
    Aug 05, 2018
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  • Brett Marie
    Jul 31, 2018
    My review, for PopMatters: https://www.popmatters.com/homeplace-... ...
  • Cathleen B. Miller
    Aug 20, 2018
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  • Robert O. Forrest
    Sep 03, 2018
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  • Peter Stepek
    Sep 08, 2018
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  • Daniel Ford
    Jul 27, 2018
    From the first word of Homeplace, a reader can tell that this was a labor of love for John Lingan. At the book?s center is Jim McCoy, an earnest, former traveling want-to-be music star who first introduced the airwaves to Patsy Cline. Jim?s story is the starter pistol that leads Li...
  • David Stack
    Aug 04, 2018
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  • Khiro Bouazizi
    Aug 12, 2018
    Bittersweet, well researched, I enjoyed every page. For years I wondered why Winchester didn't celebrate Patsy Cline. THIS book led to a greater understanding of the social mores of the area,. ...
  • Natalia HA
    Aug 27, 2018
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  • Marjorie Dillon
    Sep 08, 2018
    I received this book as a gift after a recent trip to Winchester and so was eager to dive into it. It was fascinating to read not only about the Winchester I visited but also the one I missed. Beyond Winchester specifically, the book made me ponder those ways in which all small towns a...