Author Series: John Milward

portraits of author John Milward and illustrator Margie Greve and the cover of their book

Author John Milward and illustrator Margie Greve will discuss their book, Americanland: Where Country & Western Met Rock 'n' Roll, during a virtual presentation. Participants may attend in-person at the Central Library or virtually via ZoomThere will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Copies of the book may be purchased at The Dock Book Shop. 


About the book

With a claim on artists from Jimmie Rodgers to Jason Isbell, Americana can be hard to define, but you know it when you hear it. John Milward’s Americanaland is filled with the enduring performers and vivid stories that are at the heart of Americana. At base a hybrid of rock and country, Americana is also infused with folk, blues, R&B, bluegrass, and other types of roots music. Performers like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, and Gram Parsons used these ingredients to create influential music that took well-established genres down exciting new roads.

The name Americana was coined in the 1990s to describe similarly inclined artists like Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and Wilco; today, Brandi Carlisle and I’m With Her are among the musicians carrying the genre into the 21st century. Essential and engaging, Americanaland chronicles the evolution and resonance of this ever-changing amalgam of American music. Margie Greve’s hand-embroidered color portraits offer a portfolio of some of the pioneers and contemporary practitioners of Americana.


About John Milward and Margie Greve

John Milward has written about popular music for more than 40 years. He was the chief pop music critic for the Chicago Daily News and USA Today and has written for Rolling Stone, the The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, No Depression and many others. He is the author of Crossroads: How the Blues Shaped Rock ’n’ Roll (and Rock Saved the Blues).

Margie Greve's work has appeared in Rolling Stone and The New Yorker and has been shown in galleries in New York City and the Hudson Valley.


  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM


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