Michael Scott Cain, who wrote more than 600 reviews for Rambles.NET over a 12-year span, died Jan. 30, 2018.

His obituary can be found here, on the Frederick News-Post website from his hometown in Frederick, Maryland.

Although I did not know Michael well, touching base only through countless emails over the years, I have always found him to be both a knowledgeable and congenial person. I am grateful that he was willing to share his passion for music and books with me, and with our readers. His love of music included folk, blues, Americana, bluegrass and jazz, and he had a particular fondness for pulp mystery novels. In 2017, he published a book, The Americana Revolution: From Country & Blues Roots to the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and Beyond, which was reviewed by our own Jerome Clark here.

He will be missed.

- Tom Knapp, editor

Reviews by Michael include:


Greg Adkins
Chase the Western Sky

Antonio Adolfo
Rio, Choro, Jazz...

Sola Akingbola
Nigerian Beats

Pete Alderton
Living on Love

Jim Allchin

Luther Allison

Altered Five Blues Band
Cryin' Mercy

American String Conspiracy
Help the Poor

The Reverend Shawn Amos
Loves You

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Big Old Life

Elana Arian
How to Stand in the Rain

Caren Armstrong

Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues
Backbone & Gristle

J. Asling
Roots & Friends: The Stockholm Sessions

Butch Baldassari & John Mock
Music of O'Carolan: Ireland's Bard

Eric Balkey
My Sacred Heart

Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminal's Starvation League
The Longest Meow

Beat Funktion
Mandy's Secret

Joe Beck, Santi Debriano & Thierry Arpino

Carey & Lurrie Bell
Gettin' Up Live

Lurrie Bell
Let's Talk About Love

Louie Bellson & Clark Terry
Louie & Clark Expedition 2

The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band

Arlon Bennett
Summer's Voice

Tab Benoit, with Louisiana's LeRoux
Power of the Pontchartrain

Magnus Berg
Cut Me Loose

Birch Creek Band
Celtic Enchantment

Elvin Bishop
Booty Bumping

Michael Black
Michael Black

Blind Boys of Alabama
Take the High Road

The Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal
Talkin' Christmas

The Julian Bliss Septet
A Tribute to Benny Goodman

Rory Block
Shake 'Em On Down

Deanna Bogart
Just a Wish Away

Georgie Bonds
Hit It Hard
Stepping into Time

Natasha Borzilova
Cheap Escape

The Boxcars
It's Just a Road

Josh Boyd & the V.I.P Band
Josh Boyd & the V.I.P Band

Luke Brindley
Invitation to Joy

Chuck Brodsky
Tulips for Lunch

Ronnie Baker Brooks
The Torch

Cowboy Roy Brown
Street Singer

Nappy Brown
Long Time Coming

Michael Jerome Browne

Craig Buhler
Capistrano Sessions

Mimi Burns Band
I Know You're Out There

Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm
2 Man Wrecking Crew

Holly Burton
First Person Singular
Little Seattlight

Butcher's Blind
Destination Blues

Jamie Byrd
Garden of Days

Jonathan Byrd
This is the New That

The Byrds
The Complete Columbia Album Collection

Chris Cain
So Many Miles

Andrew Calhoun
Rhymer's Tower: Ballads of the Anglo-Scottish Border

Linda Calise
La Vie/My Life

Michael Camilo
Spirit of the Moment

Masha Campagne
Like Water, Like Air

Liz Carlisle
Big Dreams

The Cash Box Kings
Black Toppin'
Holler & Stomp

Eva Cassidy

Albert Castiglia
These are the Days

The Chambers Brothers
People Get Ready
Feelin' the Blues

Grady Champion
Bootleg Whiskey
One of a Kind

Popa Chubby
Deliveries After Dark
Electric Chubbyland, Vols. 1-2
The Essential Popa Chubby
The Fight is On

The City Boys Allstars
Blinded by the Light
Personal Thing


Patrick Clifford
American Wake

Commander Cody
Dopers, Drunks & Everyday Losers

Davis Coen
These Things Shall Pass

Lui Collins

Back Porch Dogma

Peter Cooper
Mission Door

The Coronas
Trust the Wire

Paul Creane & the Changing Band
The Clock
Tommy Black & the Twelve Days of Lucy

Albert Cummings
Feel So Good: Live
Someone Like You

Anthony da Costa
Typical American Tragedy

Sweet Time

Girls of the North Country

Barbara Dane
Anthology of American Folk Songs

Debbie Davies
Blues Blast

Gareth Davies-Jones
Chasing Light

Mary Bridget Davies
Wanna Feel Somethin'

Dead Men's Hollow
Angels' Share
Death Must be a Woman

Delta Rae
After It All

Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet
Beautiful Friendship

Krista Detor
Cover Their Eyes
Flat Earth Diary
The Silver Wood: Wintersongs

The Halley Devestern Band
Keep on Playin'

Mike Dougherty
Southern Comfort

Liz Downing, Mark Jickling & Rebby Sharp
The Book of Amy

Yolanda Duke
Te Llevo Bajo La Piel

Little Arthur Duncan
Live at Rosa's Blues Lounge

Boyd Lee Dunlop
The Lake Reflections

John Dyer

Wendy Ealey
Out of the Shower

Ronnie Earl
Spread the Love

W.C. Edgar
Alcohol of Fame
Old School Survivor

Honeyboy Edwards
Roamin' & Ramblin'

Sena Ehrhardt
All In
Leave the Light On
Live My Life

Mallem Abdenbi El Gadari
Gnawa Bambara

Jen Elliott & Bluestruck
8 Days Down

Sleepy John Estes
On 80 Highway
On the Chicago Blues Scene

Falkner Evans Trio
Climbing the Gates

Fado em Si Bemol
QB (Quanto Baste)


See the Light

Fire in the Glen
Rattling o'er the Bogs

Fitzgerald & Beach
Pilot Me

Kelly Flint
Drive All Night

The Tales That They Tell

Damon Fowler
Sugar Shack

Fox & Branch
Hot Time

Jeremy Fox
With Love

Janie Fricke
Country Side of Bluegrass

Roy Gaines & his Orchestra
Tuxedo Blues

Galley Beggar
Galley Beggar

Abbie Gardner

Vicki Genfan
Up Close & Personal

Annette Genovese
Dream with Me

Bob Gibson
The Bob Gibson Legacy Edition
The Living Legend Years

Janine Gilbert-Carter
A Song for You

Vance Gilbert
Angels, Castles, Covers

Jon Gindick
When We Die, We All Come Back as Music

Mark Wayne Glasmire

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Hail the Remedy

Go Jane Go
Go Jane Go

Eve Goldberg
A Kinder Season

Golden Bough
Pirate Gold

Goodnight Moonshine
Goodnight Moonshine

James Gordon
Coyote Calling

Nancy Goudinaki
I Wanna Be Your Star

The Grascals
Dance Til Your Stockings are Hot & Ravelin'

Kicking Up Dust

The Green Fields of America
The Green Fields of America

Paul Green
Music Coming Together

Grace Griffith
Passing Through

Hayley Griffiths
Celtic Rose

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family
Go Waggaloo

Buddy Guy
Born to Play Guitar

Andreas Hagiioannu
Far & Wide

Risa Hall
Second Chance

Tianna Hall & Chris Cortez

Spook Handy
Whatcha Gonna Do

Hard Swimmin' Fish
True Believer

Day by Day
Stand Together

Chris Harper & the Sharade Band
Blues is My Life

Corey Harris
Zion Crossroads

Rebecca Harrold
The River of Life

Jens Hausmann
Precious Moments

Debbie Hennessey
Good as Gone

Carolyn Hester
The Tradition Years
We Dream Forever

Susan Hickman
Susan Hickman

The Pamela Hines Trio

Dave Hole
Rough Diamond

James Hollingsworth
Coming Home to Stay

John Lee Hooker Jr.
Live in Istanbul, Turkey

Ellis Hooks
Another Saturday Morning

Steve Howell & the Mighty Men
Yes, I Believe I Will

Steve Howell & Jason Weinheimer
A Hundred Years from Today

Barbara J. Hunt
Play My Heart

The Illegitimate Sons
American Music

The Insomniacs
At Least I'm Not With You

Iron Bridge Band
Against the Grain

Eileen Ivers
Beyond the Bog Road

Skimming Stones

Li'l Son Jackson
Vol. 1: Rockin' & Rollin'

Chris James & Patrick Rynn
Barrelhouse Stomp

Hilary James
You Don't Know

Jemima James
Book Me Back in Your Dreams

Jeordie & the Mixology Project

Joe Jewell Quartet
Every Note Counts

Carolyn Lee Jones
The Performer

JW Jones
Belmont Boulevard

Stacy Jones
Love is Everywhere

John Jorgenson
Istiqbal Gathering
One Stolen Night

Dear John

Candye Kane
Sister Vagabond

Kevin Kane
American Songs

Kieran Kane
Somewhere Beyond the Roses

Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin
Lost John Dean

Peter Karp
Shadows & Cracks

Peter Karp & Sue Foley
He Said, She Said

Mitch Kashmar
Live at Labatt

Kathy & the Kilowatts
Let's Do This Thing

Wouter Kellerman

Grady Kelneck
Take My Hand

Mary Ann Kennedy
An Dan: Gaelic Songs for a Modern World

Megan King
Pretty Songs

Kings & Associates
Tales of a Rich Girl

Kingston Trio
The Final Concert
The Lost 1967 Album

Grass Routes

Jennifer Knapp
Love Comes Back Around
Set Me Free

Jim Koeppel
RSVP to Paradise

The Dave Lalama Big Band
The Hofstra Project

Nancy Lane
Let Me Love You

Piers Lawrence Quartet
Stolen Moments

Great Big World

The Legend of Leadbelly

Albert Lee
Road Runner

Gaetano Letizia

Rebecca Loebe

Bobby Long
Ode to Thinking

Mike Longo Trio +2
To My Surprise

Hamilton Loomis
Ain't Just Temporary

Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos
Los Fabulocos

Louisiana Red
When My Mama Was Living

Karen Lovely
Fish Outta Water

Lauren Lucas
If I was Your Girl

Lucy Angel
Lucy Angel

Kate MacLeod
Deep in the Sound of Terra

Jeff Mamett
Here's Your Hat

Manhattan Brass
Manhattan Holiday

Al Maniscalco Quartet
One Blessed Day

Hank Marvin
Django's Castle

John-Alex Mason
Town & Country

Eagle McCall
Song of the Seas

The McClymonts
Wrapped Up Good

Barrelhouse Buck McFarland
Alton Blues

Ian McFeron
Love Me Blue

Tia McGraff
Day in My Shoes

Andrew McKnight
Something Worth Standing For

Sarah McQuaid
The Plum Tree & the Rose

Ever Since You Never Heard of Me

Melodic Intersect
Looking Forward

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Tales from Windsor's Tavern

Solitaire Miles
Susie Blue & The Lonesome Fellas

Lisa Dawn Miller
Fly Away

Misner & Smith
Seven Hour Storm

Coco Montoya
The Essential Coco Montoya

Shelley Morningsong
Out of the Ashes

Van Morrison
Under Review 1964-1974

The Mugwumps
The Mugwumps

Megan Munroe
One More Broken String

Michael Martin Murphey
Tall Grass & Cool Water

The Dave Muskett Acoustic Blues Band
Live at the Slippery Noodle Inn

Kenny Neal
Let Life Flow

The Near Myths
Words to Burn

John Nemeth
Love Me Tonight
Name the Day

The Nighthawks
Last Train to Bluesville

John Jacob Niles
An Evening with John Jacob Niles

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Circlin' Back: Celebrating Fifty Years
Speed of Life

Eddie Gip Noble
In the Lite of Things

Wayne Noyce & the Combine Pilots
It's All Good

The Outlaws
Legacy Live

Mick Overman & the Maniacs
Good Thing Happen

Jimmy Owens
The Monk Project

Michael Packer
I Am the Blues: My Story - Vol. 3

Diana Panton
I Believe in Little Things

Guy Penrod
Breathe Deep

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood

Pinetop Perkins

Rain Perry

Al Petteway & Amy White
Acoustic Journey

Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
Emergency Situation

Leigh Pilzer

Ana Popovic
Blind for Love

Jim Post
Reach Out Together

Luke Powers
Picture Book

Anne Price
Very Early Anne

The Prodigals

Joe Pug
The Great Despiser

Kristi Rae
Things We Had to Let Go

Johnny Rawls
Memphis Still Got Soul

Reckless Kelly
Was Here

Red Molly
The Red Album

Redmond, Langosch & Cooley
Compared to What

Piano Red
The Lost Atlanta Tapes

Sarah Goslee Reed
It's About Time

Patty Reese
Let in the Sun


Jason Ricci & New Blood
Done With the Devil

Riff Riders
Hit the Road

Robin Rogers
Back in the Fire
Treat Me Right

The Roys
Lonesome Whistle

Bobby Rush

Deb Ryder
Grit Grease & Tears

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Running for the Drum

Craig Schumacher
New Shoes

Will Scott

Son Seals
A Journey Through the Blues: The Son Seals Story

John Sebastian
John B. Sebastian

Peggy Seeger
Bring Me Home

Pete Seeger
The Storm King

Talia Segal

Vince Seneri
The Prince's Groove

Jon Shain
Army Jacket Winter

Daryl Shawn
In Place

Archie Shepp & the Attica Blues Orchestra
I Hear the Sound

Ben Sidran
Nick's Bump

Ian Siegal
The Picnic Sessions

Ian Siegal & the Youngest Sons
The Skinny

Sarah Silverman

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown
The Devil to Pay

Woody Simmons
Double Geared Lightning

Ricky Skaggs
A Skaggs Family Christmas, Vol. 2

Magic Slim
The Essential Magic Slim
Midnight Blues
Raising the Bar

Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Bad Boy

Debi Smith
The Soprano

Charlie Sohmer
Dying to Have a Good Time

Lenny Solomon
Under My Hat

Sons of the Never Wrong
King Fisher King

Southern Hospitality
Easy Living

The Steeldrivers
Hammer Down

Suzi Stern
Romancing the Dark

Striking Matches
Nothing but the Silence

Jim Suhler
Panther Burn

Saffron Summerfield
The Stonemason's Dream

Swamp Cabbage


Maurice Tani
Blue Line, with 77 el Deora
Two Stroke, with Mike Anderson

Cassie Taylor

Melvin Taylor
Beyond the Burning Guitar

10,000 Maniacs
Twice Told Tales

JJ Thames
Raw Sugar

Kirsten Thien
Solo Live from the Meisenfrei Blues Club

Ashley Lennon Thomas
Sparkle Plenty

Al Thompson Jr.
City Mainstream

Tingstad & Rumbel
Comfort & Joy

The Alex Tintinalli Band
Nothing to Lose

Trio Pantango
Tango Argentino

Joe Triplett
Joe Triplett

Walter Trout
Full Circle

Tanya Tucker
My Turn

The Two Sisters
Songs & Chansons

Helen Tzatzimakis

Sal Valentino
Dreamin' Man

various artists
Alan Lomax in Haiti
Anthology of the Twelve String Guitar
Best of Cuba
The Bluesmasters, Vol. II
Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways
Pa's Fiddle
Powwow Songs: Music from the Plains Indians
Sufi Songs of Love: From India & Iran

Victor & Penny

Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians
13 Live

Sloan Wainwright
Upside Down & Under My Heart

The Chase Walker Band
Not Quite Legal

Marion Walsh
Home to Home

Runaljod - Ragnarok

Tim Warfield
Jazzy Christmas

Wendy Weatherby
Sunset Song

Kevin Welch
A Patch of Blue Sky

Monster Mike Welch
Just Like It Is

Torch Rock

Susan Werner
The Gospel Truth

Frank Wess
Magic 101

West of Memphis
Honey Pie

Charlie Wheeler Band
Blues Karma & the Kitchen Sink

Cheryl Wheeler
Pointing at the Sun

Whiskey of the Damned
Monsters are Real

Johnny Whitehorse
Totemic Flute Chants

Pat Wictor
Heaven is So High & I'm So Far Down

Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks
Born to be Wilder
More Like Me

Jay Willie Blues Band
Hell on Wheels

Paul Winter Sextet
Count Me In 1962-1963

Bob Wolfman

John York & Kim Fowley
West Coast Revelation

Pamela York
Lay Down This World

Big Bob Young
Hard Way to Make a Dollar

Reggie Young
Young Street

Tommy Z
Blizzard of Blues

Michelle Zangara
Songs of Blue

Mike Zito
Pearl River

The Zozo Sisters
Adieu False Heart


Mark Adams
Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

Scott Alarik
Revival: a Folk Music Novel

Anita Amirrezvani
The Blood of Flowers

Benjamin Appel
Life & Death of a Tough Guy
Sweet Money Girl

Rae Armentrout
Money Shot

Raymond L. Atkins
Camp Redemption
The Front Porch Prophet
Sorrow Wood

Larry D. Ball
Tom Horn: In Life & Legend

Christopher Balzano
Dark Woods: Cults, Crime & Paranormal in the Freetown State Forest

Sandra Balzo
Running on Empty

Adrienne Barbeau
Love Bites

Jonathan Baumbach
You (or the Invention of Memory)

Charles Baxter
Gryphon: New & Selected Stories

Peter S. Beagle
The Last Unicorn

Nathan Belofsky
Strange Medicine

Raymond Benson
Dark Side of the Morgue

Christina Binkley
Winner Takes All

Larry Birnbaum
Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll

Lawrence Block
Sinner Man

Peter Blood & Annie Patterson, editors
Rise Again Songbook

Victor V. Bobetsky, editor
We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song

John Boessenecker
When Law was in the Holster

John M. Borack
John Lennon: Life is What Happens

Tim Bowling

Leigh Brackett
Stranger at Home

Simon Brett
Blotto, Twinks & the Dead Dowager Duchess

Gil Brewer
Angry Arnold
A Devil for O'Shaugnessy
The Erotics
Gun the Dame Down
The Three Way Split

Heather Brewer
Legacy of Tril #1: Soulbound

Donald Brown
Bob Dylan: American Troubadour

Jerry Burgan & Alan Rifkin
Wounds to Bind: a Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution

W.R. Burnett
Iron Man
It's Always Four O'Clock

William J. Bush
Greenback Dollar: The Rise of the Kingston Trio

Lorna Byrne
Angels in My Hair

James M. Cain
The Cocktail Waitress

Joseph Campbell
The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Johnny Cash
Forever Words: The Unknown Poems, edited by Paul Muldoon

Gordon Castelnero & David L. Russell
Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon

Janie Chodosh
Death Spiral

Harlan Coben
Don't Let Go
The Stranger

Myke Cole
Shadow Ops: Control Point

Max Allan Collins
Quarry in the Black
Seduction of the Innocent

Allan Cooper
The Alma Elegies

Christopher Coppes
Messages from the Light

Miles Corwin
Kind of Blue

Michael Crichton
Binary, writing as John Lange
Drug of Choice, writing as John Lange
Easy Go, writing as John Lange
Grave Descend, writing as John Lange
Odds On, writing as John Lange
Scratch One, writing as John Lange
The Venom Business, writing as John Lange
Zero Cool, writing as John Lange

Ian Morgan Cron
Chasing Francis

Jada M. Davis
One for Hell

John W. Davis
The Trial of Tom Horn

Josh Dean
The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

Mark De Castrique
The Sandburg Connection

Vicki Delany
Among the Departed

Tony Delvecchio & Rich Herschlag
Sinatra, Gotti & Me

Toby Devens
Happy Any Day Now

Alex DiBlasi & Victoria Willis, editors
Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music & Subculture

John F. Dobbyn
Frame Up

Larry Dossey
The Power of Premonitions

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Outlaw Woman: a Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975

David Eagleman
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

David Ensminger
Mavericks of Sound

Delia Ephron
Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog, etc.

Jennifer Cody Epstein
The Painter from Shanghai

Loren D. Estleman
The Left-Handed Dollar

Mary Anna Evans

Robert Fate
Baby Shark's High Plains Redemption

Christa Faust
Choke Hold

Joseph Finder
The Fixer

Robert Finley, Patrick Freisen, Aisllinn Hunter, Anne Simpson & Jan Zwicky
A Ragged Pen: Essays on Poetry & Memory

A.S. Fleischman
Danger in Paradise
Malay Woman

Richard Foerster
The Burning of Troy

Alice B. Fogel
Strange Terrain: a Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader

Charlotte Forbes
The Good Works of Ayela Linde

Adam Fortunate Eagle
Scalping Columbus & Other Damn Indian Stories

Gene Feldman & Max Gartenberg, editors
The Beat Generation & the Angry Young Men

Stanton T. Friedman
Flying Saucers & Science

Meg Gardiner
Phantom Instinct

Earl Stanley Gardner, writing as A.A. Fair
The Knife Slipped

Phillip Gardner
Gateways to the Otherworld

John Grange
Super-Detective Flip Book: Legion of Robots/Murder's Migrants

H. Terrell Griffin
Bitter Legacy

Donald Hamilton
Death of a Citizen
The Wrecking Crew

Hank Hanegraaff
Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century

Hart Hanson
The Driver

Craig Harris
The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music
Heartbeat, Warble & the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music

Orrie Hitt
The Cheaters
Dial "M" for Man

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Dark Power
The Old Battle-Ax

Alexandra Holzer
Growing Up Haunted

Hans Holzer
The Spirit Connection

Karen Houle

Katherine Howe, editor,
The Penguin Book of Witches

Mary G. Hurd
Kris Kristofferson: Country Highwayman

Mitsutoshi Inaba
John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson: The Blues Harmonica of Chicago's Bronzeville

Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Stories

Michael Jarrett
Producing Country: The Inside Story of the Great Recordings

Deborah Johnson
The Secret of Magic

James David Jordan

Deborah Kapchan
Traveling Spirit Masters: Morrocan Gnawa Trance & Music in the Global Marketplace

Eric Kaplan
Does Santa Exist?

Edward G. Kardos
Zen Master Next Door

Will Kaufman
Woody Guthrie's Modern World Blues

John A. Keel
The Mothman Prophecies

Bradford Keeney
Shamanic Christianity

Timothy Keller
Prayer: Experiencing Awe & Intimacy With God

Mac Kenney
My Pictures, My Words

Monica Kidd

Stephen King

Peter Kirsanow
Target Omega

Joseph Koenig
False Negative

Justin Kramon

Mark Kurlansky
The Food of a Younger Land

Camilla Lackberg
The Ice Princess

Mercedes Lackey
Trio of Sorcery

Mercedes Lambert

William Lashner
A Killer's Kiss

Ronnie Lee
The Philosophy of Life: God, Wisdom & the World Psyche

Carol Leifer
How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying

Bob Leszczak
Who Did It First? Great Pop Cover Songs & Their Original Artists
Who Did It First? Great Rhythm & Blues Cover Songs & Their Original Artists
Who Did It First? Great Rock 'n' Roll Cover Songs

Joyce Lucia
Voice for Musicians

Ed Lynskey
Lake Charles

Bill C. Malone
Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots & Country Music

Gary Marcus
Guitar Zero: The New Musician & the Science of Learning

Thomas C. Maroukis
The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom & the Native American Church

Stephen Hawley Martin
The Science of Life After Death

Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays

Jack McDevitt

Scot McKnight & Hauna Ondrey
Finding Faith, Losing Faith

Wade Miller
Devil on Two Sticks
The Killer

Liz Moore
The Words of Every Song

Bill Myers & Dave Wimbish
The Dark Side of the Supernatural

Fred Nadis
The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey

Michael Norman
Skeleton Picnic

James H. Nottage, editor

Jim Palmer
Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God
Wide Open Spaces

Michael Palmer
The First Patient

Dennis Palumbo
Fever Dream

Elise Paschen & Rebecca Presson Mosby, editors
Poetry Speaks Expanded

Steven Polansky
The Bradbury Report

Maggie Pouncey
Perfect Reader

Bill Pronzini

Daniel Quinn

Peter Rabe
Anatomy of a Killer
The Return of Marvin Palaver
A Shroud for Jesso
The Silent Wall

Mickey Zucker Reichert
I, Robot: To Protect

Kristopher Reisz
Tripping to Somewhere

Jesse Rice
The Church of Facebook

Kat Ricker
Something Familiar

Ingrid Ricks
Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story

Hank Rineke
Arlo Guthrie: The Warner Reprise Years

Erika Robuck
The House of Hawthorne

Lawrence Rodgers & Jerrold Hirsch, editors
America's Folklorist: B.A. Botkin & American Culture

Timme Rosenkrantz
Harlem Jazz Adventures

Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Rob Salkowitz
Comic-Con & the Business of Pop Culture

Elizabeth D. Samet
Soldier's Heart

Peter Sanger
Aiken Drum

Lou Scheimer & Andy Mangels
Creating the Filmation Generation

Jennifer Scott
The Sister Season

Matthew Shenoda
Somewhere Else

Evie Shockley
The New Black

Robert Silverberg
Blood on the Mink

Cheryl Simone
Midnights With the Mystic

Johanna Skibsrud
Late Nights With Wild Cowboys

Jeffrey Small
The Breath of God

Patricia Smith
Teahouse of the Almighty

Philip Smith
Walking Through Walls

Richard Smith & Maureen McElheron
There is a God: 1,001 Heartwarming (and Hilarious) Reasons to Believe

Thomas Noel Smith
"Dust" & Other Poems

Jose Carlos Somoza
Zig Zag

Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
Complex 90
The Consummata
King of the Weeds
Lady, Go Die

Carmine Starnino
With English Subtitles

Daniel Stashower
The Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Dime Museum Murders
The Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Floating Lady Murder

Mark Steele

Andrew Steinmetz
Eva's Threepenny Theatre

Charlie Stella
Eddie's World
Johnny Porno
Rough Riders

S. Thomas Summers
Death Settled Well

Karen Holliday Tanner & John D. Tanner Jr.
Last of the Old Time Outlaws: The George West Musgrave Story

Robert Love Taylor
Blind Singer Joe's Blues

John Terpstra
Two or Three Guitars

Dave Thompson
The Wit & Wisdom of Ozzie Osborne

Robert V. Thompson
A Voluptuous God

Harry Thurston
Broken Vessel

Mark Van De Logt
War Party in Blue: Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army

Michael Waters
Darling Vulgarity

Donald E. Westlake
The Comedy is Finished

T.H. White
The Once & Future King

Aliya Whitely
The Beauty

Harry Whittington
Body & Passion
A Haven for the Damned
Like Mink, Like Murder
To Find Cora

Annie Wilder, editor
Trucker Ghost Stories

Gordon Williams
The Siege of Trencher's Farm

Elizabeth Willis

Thomas Wiloch
Screaming in Code

D.L. Wilson
Unholy Grail

Ariel S. Winter
The Twenty-Year Death

Christopher E. Wolf
Haunted Highways & Ghostly Travelers

Al Young
Something About the Blues

Michael P. Zirpolo
Mr. Trumpet: The Trials, Tribulations & Triumph of Bunny Berigan

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The Blind Boys of Alabama (Jimmy Carter): gospel is alive

Carolyn Hester: & the Fortress of Folk

Eileen Ivers: keeping the tradition alive

Jennifer Knapp: from contemporary Christian to Americana

Ralphie May: comedy & a need to change the world

Maura O'Connell: a singer in retirement

Red Molly: poised for the leap

Kevin Welch: keeps on writing songs


Cherish the Ladies


The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Outlaws

Red Molly & The Seldom Scene

Rusted Root


Alien Attack Collection


As I Lay Dying

Ballads, Blues & Bluegrass

Beautiful Darling

Blue Jasmine

The Family

Girls Rock

A History of Christianity

Mark of the Beast

Step Up: Revolution