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David A. Ensminger is a college instructor and the author of four 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), and The Politics of Punk (Rowman and Littlefield, Jan 2016).

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), and Maximum Rock'n'Roll. 

He lives in Houston, Texas.

No War No KKK No Fascist USA: A Short History of MDC's Radical Rock

No War No KKK No Fascist USA: A Short History of MDC's Radical Rock

by David A. Ensminger

A collection of historical narrative, rare and obscure flyers, photographs, and fanzine clippings, A Short History of …

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Austin Punk Invasion

Austin Punk Invasion

by David A. Ensminger

Learn about the likes of Terminal Mind, The Huns, and M.D.C from the thriving punk scene of Austin, Texas. David …

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$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

by Julia Alekseyeva, J. Hunter Bennett, Joe Biel, Raleigh Briggs, Cindy Crabb and 9 more

Were you busy during 2017 and didn't get as much chances as you wanted to look at books? Well, we were busy too! And …

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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 and Randy Turner

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

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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

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

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Left Of The Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons

Left Of The Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons

by David A. Ensminger

Left of the Dial features interviews by musical journalist, folklorist, educator, and musician David Ensminger with …

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