Publication: Sounding for Harry Smith: Early Pacific Northwest Influences by Bret Lunsford

Sounding for Harry Smith: Early Pacific Northwest Influences, a newly published biography of Harry Everett Smith’s formative years in the Pacific Northwest written by Bret Lunsford. Meticulously researched by the author, a long time native and historian of the area, Lunsford explores the connection between the Coast Salish culture in the Puget Sound during the Great Depression and its influence of Smith’s childhood where his immersion in art, alchemy, music, film and anthropological research began. The roots of time, place and community are intertwined throughout the 232 pages of this beautifully printed and bound hardcover book. Foreword by John Szwed, preface by Phil Elverum, with chronology, selected bibliography, endnotes, maps and over 100 historic photographs.

Available May 2021.

Published by Know Your Own and P.W. Elverum & Sun.

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