There are many books about blues/folk musicians, and reading this thread has taught me about some I didn't know about. Does anyone know where you can read a (short) biography of some of the people who wrote these books. I am very curious about the Lomaxes. I can't find them in any of my reference books on music, or in the Encyclopaedia Britanica. I assume they were a reasonably wealthy family to hire Leadbelly as their chauffer!