Great information on country music in California. Chances are you don't realize what an important role California played in the development of country music. It's more than the '60s Bakersfield Sound. In fact, in the 1940s, most country musicians were moving to California to record and live, not Nashville. Haslam offers rich details and the book is thoroughly researched. It isn't a page turner -- it's a scholarly book -- but by the end you'll be calling Nashville "Bakersfield East."