The new edition of this popular classroom anthology brings together the best recent essays by distinguished geographers on region, music and their interrelatedness. While emphasizing the regional nature of American music, the book introduces geographical concepts such as location factors, spatial organization, distribution, and diffusion. The study follows the paths of four types of American folk and popular music: gospel, country, jazz, and rock from their origins to their geographic centers. The contributors include Thomas Arkell, R.W. Butler, James R. Curtis, Larry Ford, Jon A. Glasgow, Charles F. Gritzner, A.D. Horsley, Robert Kuhlken, John Lehr, Christopher Lornell, Rocky Sexton.