Jim is an attorney and music writer living in Philadelphia. His first book, DEVIL’S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, AND HILLBILLIES: HOW AMERICA GAVE BIRTH TO ROCK AND ROLL, will be published by McFarland & Company, Inc., next year. (Excerpted on PopMatters: http://tinyurl.com/lcp8qvh and below at “More Features”). Jim has previously published several law review articles on the parent-child relationship, and also previously wrote for MusicOMH.com. Jim can be contacted at [email protected]
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