“If It Sounds Good, It Is Good” – Book by Montana author Richard Manning


An examination of the roots and the intertwining of various genres of American folk music.


This book examines ideas of song origins being universally based on facts and also having common threads of basic humanity and interactions with others.
Sprung from the author, Richard Manning, having been a folk music disciple for much of his life, and also being exposed to large music festivals where lots of styles amalgamate into a heady mix that could be loosely called, “Americana”.

Bluegrass, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Swing, Jazz, Blues, Country Fingerpicking… all are woven into the fabric of music and Mr Manning gives us insight into that world.