Category Bluegrass

Essential Facts about Bluegrass Music and Top 10 Bluegrass Legends

Origin of Bluegrass Music

This particular genre of bluegrass music finds its roots in various traditional pieces of music of English, Scottish as well as Irish. However, the credit for the innovation of bluegrass music can be given to Bill Monroe. The name of this genre of music can be derived from the 1939 Bill Monroe’s band “Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys”. Bluegrass music is distinguished by tone lead singing, generally termed as the “high, lonesome sound,” along with fast instrumental solos on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and, more recently, Dobro as well as guitar. This music type is also termed as Hillbilly music and mainly came from the British Isles to the region of Appalachia. Bluegrass music also has got influences from African music forms like of Jazz and blues.

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10 Essential Bluegrass Artists You Need to Know

If the recent passing of music legend Earl Scruggs left you wanting to know more about bluegrass, then you’re in for a treat. Anna Schwaber and Chris Cloyd, the filmmakers behind The Porchlight Sessions , an exciting new documentary that traces the evolution of the sound, have kindly offered to walk us through some of their favorite artists in the genre.

“What the film discovers is that the community of bluegrass lovers is as diverse and unique as the variations that bluegrass has taken over the years,” they explain of the project. “Documentation is important to bluegrass. As a predominantly oral tradition, it is necessary from time to time to preserve the vitality of the genre while capturing the spirit of the community from which the music springs...

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Alluring facts about Bluegrass music and it’s legends

Have you heard bluegrass music any day? Do you have any specific information about this genre of music? If you have not heard about this genre of music, then let me provide you a brief introduction to this genre of bluegrass music and bluegrass music legends.

A brief idea of Bluegrass music.

This genre of music mainly originated from the southeastern United States of America. Bluegrass music became extremely popular among the folks during the nineteenth century, especially in the rural society of the United States.

This music type, also termed as Hillbilly music, founds its roots from the traditional music of Scotland, England, as well as Ireland. This variant of the song mainly came from the British Isles to the region of Appalachia...

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MOTHER MAYBELL CARTER

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Maybelle Carter was born Maybelle Addington on May 10, 1909, in Nickelsville, Virginia . She was the daughter of Margaret Elizabeth (née Kilgore; 1879 – 1960) and Hugh Jackson Addington (1877 – 1929). According to family lore, the Addington family of Virginia is descended from former British prime minister Henry Addington,1st Viscount Sidmouth .

On March 13, 1926, Maybelle married Ezra Carter . They had three daughters, Helen,June and Anita .

She was a member of the original Carter Family , which was formed in 1927 by her brother-in-law A.P.Carter , who was married to her cousin Sara , also a part of the trio. The Carter Family was one of the first commercial rural country music groups...

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VINCE GILL

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Vince Gill

American musician

Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and  multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved

Vince Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma. His mother had a son, Bob Coen, from a previous marriage. He was Gill’s half-brother, but was considered a full brother by Gill.

Gill has been a member of the  Grand Ole Opry since August 10, 1991. He celebrated his 25th Opry anniversary with a tribute show on August 13, 2016.

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American musician

Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

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HI-LO BROWN

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Hylo Brown (April 20, 1922 – January 17, 2003) was an American bluegrass and country music, singer, guitarist and bass player.

Frank “Hylo” Brown, Jr. was born in  Johnson County , Kentucky and began his career as a performer on radio station WCMI in Ashland , Kentucky in 1939. Soon, he moved to WLOG in Logan , West Virginia and their “Saturday Jamboree”. Six months later, he moved with his family to Springfield , Ohio. He began composing songs and performing on local radio stations in Ohio. During an appearance at WPFB in Middletown , Ohio he received his nickname “Hylo” because Smoky Ward, who was on the show, couldn’t remember his name and started calling him “Hi-Lo”...

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A LITTLE ABOUT the number one bluegrass sanger

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Bill Monroe, was the father of  bluegrass music.And got bluegrass music started. Here is a little about him. You will find more latter as you read through the pages

Thank you for stopping by.( I am just a good old country boy )  SHELBY

Bill Monroe,

we could go on forever with our list of the greats, but I will be listing some of my favorite bluegrass artists, who they were and some of the great music they are known for

Bill Monroe was a native of Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, so he decided to call his band Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys,” and this band started a new form of traditional country music. And too day there are many greats in the world of Bluegrass.

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BILL MONROE

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Bill Monroe,

we could go on forever with our list of the greats, but I will be listing some of my favorite bluegrass artists, who they were and some of the great music they are known for

Bill Monroe was a native of Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, so he decided to call his band Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys,” and this band started a new form of traditional country music. And to day there are many greats in the world of Bluegrass.

I only wish I could have meet the great Bill Monroe. He has got to be one of the best in bluegrass music. I did not get to listen to any music when growing up I was the son of a shear cropper. And did not have any music in my life until much later in life. I only have my tapes and cd’s...

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RICKY SKAGGS & PATTY LOVELESS- DANIEL PRAYED

Skaggs launched his own country career in 1980, achieving 12 #1 hits, 8 CMA awards, and 8 ACM awards. In 1982, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the youngest to ever be inducted at that time. Guitarist and producer Chet Atkins credited Skaggs with “single-handedly” saving country music. In the 1990s and 2000s, Skaggs went back to his bluegrass roots, and also experimented with new sounds. With his band,Kentucky Thunder, he is a perennial winner of Grammy Awards and International Bluegrass Music Association for best bluegrass album.

If any contemporary country star seemed born to be a Grand Ole Opry member, it was Patty Loveless. Growing up as one of seven children born to a Kentucky coal miner, Patty has distinct memories of singing along to the Opry on Friday and...

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ALISON KRUASS Contant Sorrow

Alison Krauss

Musician singer producer band leader .This article is about the bluegrass musician. For her band, see Union Station(band). For the Kent State student, see Alison Krauss

SOME OF HER WORK

released her first solo album in 1987

She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain Soundtrack which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards.Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American Bluegrass&Country singer and musician...

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How Country&Bluegrass Music Got Started

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How country & bluegrass music got started. Country music was here be for bluegrass music came along . Bill Monroe had a lot to do with the birth of bluegrass music.

Bill Monroe passed away on September 9, 1996, four days before his 85th birthday. In May 1997, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of the profound influence of his style on popular music...
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DEL McCOURY-Music career

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Delano Floyd “Del” McCoury (born February 1, 1939) is an American bluegrass musician.  As leader of the Del McCoury Band, he plays guitar and sings lead vocals along with his two sons,Ronnie McCoury and Rob McCoury , who play mandolin and banjo respectively. In June 2010, he received a National Heritage Fellowship  lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the arts  and in 2011 he was elected into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. If you like bluegrass music the you will Love Del McCoury and his band.

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McCoury has had a long career in bluegrass...

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RICKY SKAGGS You did not know which one he was Country or Bluegrass

 

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Ricky SkaggsRickie Lee Skaggs (born July 18, 1954), known professionally as Ricky Skaggs, is an American country and bluegrass singer musician producer and composer however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo .Skaggs was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018. Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky He started playing music at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father, Hobert. At age 6, he played mandolin and sang on stage with Bill Monroe. At age 7, he appeared on television’s Martha White country music variety show, playing with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. He also wanted to audition for the Grand Ole Opry at that time, but was told he was too young.

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DEL McCOURY & ALISON KRAUSS

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Del McCoury

Del McCoury has had a long career in bluegrass. Although originally hired as a banjo player, he sang lead vocals and played rhythm guitar for Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in 1963, with whom he first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. McCoury briefly appeared with the Golden State Boys in 1964 before taking a series of day jobs in construction and logging, while continuing to work as an amateur musician in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

In 2005. McCoury became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in October 2003

Musics is plural because it represents both the legacies of jazz and bluegrass in the identities of its principals.
High lonesome and blues
When you hear Bluegrass, you are probably hearing the “high lones...

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