Interested in learning more about American music? If so, be sure to check our American music reading list - we promise it won’t lead to treble!

1. The Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition by Charles Hiroshi Garrett

2. Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre by Ethan Mordden 

3. God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song by Sheryl Kaskowitz 

4. Late Life Jazz: The Life and Career of Rosemary Clooney by Ken Crossland and Malcolm Macfarlane 

5. MacDowell by E. Douglas Bomberger 

6. Music in the U.S.A: A Documentary Companion by Judith Tick, assistant editor Paul Beaudoin 

7. Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World by Howard Pollack 

8. Singing Out: An Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals by David King Dunaway and Molly Beer 

9. Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II by Annegret Fauser 

10. The Dozens: A History of Rap’s Mama by Elijah Wald