• SOUNDING FOR HARRY SMITH by Bret Lunsford
  • SOUNDING FOR HARRY SMITH by Bret Lunsford
  • SOUNDING FOR HARRY SMITH by Bret Lunsford
  • SOUNDING FOR HARRY SMITH by Bret Lunsford
  • SOUNDING FOR HARRY SMITH by Bret Lunsford
  • SOUNDING FOR HARRY SMITH by Bret Lunsford
  • SOUNDING FOR HARRY SMITH by Bret Lunsford

SOUNDING FOR HARRY SMITH by Bret Lunsford

220 x 260mm, 230 pages, Full color printing, Perfect bound, Hardback, 2021

Harry Everett Smith (1923-1991) was a boyhood resident of Anacortes, Washington for ten years of the Great Depression. Sounding for Harry Smith: Early Pacific Northwest Influences is a visually compelling oral history-based biography that immerses the reader in Salish Sea traditions and discord to explore the myths of a counter-cultural shaman whose strange impacts on art, music and film resound from studies of place to beat improvisation, through brain paintings to a Grammy Award for his folk music bible, Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways).

Pacific Northwest musician-historian Bret Lunsford (Beat Happening/D+) unravels a string of mysteries to reveal the avant-garde shards of a 20th century alchemist in his hometown.

A beautifully printed and bound 232-page hardcover book that includes chronology, selected bibliography, endnotes, maps and over 100 historic photographs within 17 substantial and hearty chapters.

Foreword by John Szwed and Preface by Phil Elverum (Microphones, Mount Eerie)

Published by

KNW-YR-OWN and P.W. Elverum and Sun

Regular price £36.00