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.