I was expecting a few songs to be put in the book in some sort of musical notation. Then I would have given it 5 stars. But a good read.
I’m not complaining. It’s a nice review – but Just This Banjo is neither a songbook or an instruction manual. While there is some discussion on technique and a few song lyrics are tossed into the mix, the narrative arc of the story concerns the development of a folk singer. It is a book about chasing a dream and being lucky enough to have the support of the people you love.