Bluegrass music has been described as many things: country music, white music, hillbilly music or even immigrant music, and it is doubtful if any of these descriptions is at all accurate. It has also been described as a male dominated genre of music and certainly, in its formative years, this was very true about bluegrass. […]Continue Reading...
The concluding part of our discovery in the history of bluegrass music carries on with the importance of Earl Scruggs in its future development. We have already seen how Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys started to make bluegrass popular and now we continue from there. Uncle Josh Whilst the Foggy Mountain Boys were […]Continue Reading...
The very formative roots of bluegrass music grew from the immigrants that came over to America in the 1600s and settled in the south. They were mainly from Scotland, Ireland and England, and they brought with them basic types of music and instruments that are generally considered the roots of bluegrass. As these Jamestown Colonists […]Continue Reading...
In part one of our blog in our investigation what actually was bluegrass music, we unearthed three factions that comprised this genre. There were the old traditionalists who classed Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe as the pinnacle of bluegrass, then there were fans in the middle ground that accepted minor change and followed artists […]Continue Reading...
Trying to define bluegrass music is a bit like saying what color yellow is; it is very much a subjective question that has not one defining answer. I suppose, if you asked three different bluegrass musicians, they would all give you slightly different answers, and there is our problem. Even the IBMA, the International Bluegrass […]Continue Reading...