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David A. Ensminger is a college instructor and the author of books covering both American roots music and punk rock history—Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2011),  Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin' Hopkins (Univ. of Texas Press, 2013), Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons (PM Press, 2013), Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), The Politics of Punk, and Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005 (Microcosm, 2017).

Both The Boston Globe and The Economist have highlighted his research; meanwhile, he writes for publications like Art in Print, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Houston Press, Trust (Germany), Artcore (Britain), Razorcake, and Maximum Rock'n'Roll

He lives in Houston, Texas, where he teaches and edit over 20 blogs, including the Visual History of Punk, Hardcore, and Indie Women, which contains over 1,000 archived images: https://punkwomen.wordpress.com

Punk Women: 40 Years of Musicians Who Built Punk Rock

Punk Women: 40 Years of Musicians Who Built Punk Rock

by David A. Ensminger Editor and Katy Otto Foreword

In this far-reaching anthology, David Ensminger delves underground to explore the oft overlooked community of…

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$25 Superpack: Flyover Country Stories

$25 Superpack: Flyover Country Stories

by Dan Méndez Moore Author, Bill Brown Author, David A. Ensminger Author, Craven Rock Author and Super Pack! Author

From the heart of the USA, these four books will open your eyes to events, subcultures, and factors of everyday life…

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Mutant Rocker: The Art of Randy "Biscuit" Turner, Volume 1

Mutant Rocker: The Art of Randy "Biscuit" Turner, Volume 1

by David A. Ensminger Author and Randy Turner Author

Mutant Rocker is a tribute to punk musician Randy "Biscuit" Turner featuring essays, art, fanzine…

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Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005

Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005

by David A. Ensminger Author

Small town America built the punk rock revolution; but big city scenes have gotten all the coverage. No longer! Out…

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