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  Bluegrass Music: The Roots | History | About Bluegrass | International Bluegrass Music Association | IBMA.Org
This music incorporated songs and rhythms from string band, gospel (fl and white), work songs and "shouts" of fl laborers, country and blues music repertoires.
In the 1960s, the concept of the "bluegrass festival" was first introuced, featuring bands that had seemed to be in competition with each other for a relatively limited audience on the same bill at weekend festivals across the country.
In addition to the classic style born in 1945 that is still performed widely, bluegrass bands today reflect influences from a variety of sources including traditional and fusion jazz, contemporary country music, Celtic music, rock & roll ("newgrass" or progressive bluegrass), old--time music and Southern gospel music--in addition to lyrics translated to various languages.
www.ibma.org /about.bluegrass/history/index.asp   (1037 words)

  Bluegrass music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in the English, Irish and Scottish traditional music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants of Appalachia), as well as the music of rural African-Americans, jazz, and blues.
Unlike mainstream country music, bluegrass relies mostly on acoustic stringed instruments: The fiddle, banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and upright bass are sometimes joined by the resonator guitar (popularly known by the Dobro brand name), and an electric bass or electric upright bass is occasionally substituted for the upright bass.
Bluegrass bands have included instruments as diverse as drums, electric guitar and electric versions of all other common bluegrass instruments, accordion, harmonica, mouth harp, and piano, though these are not widely accepted within the bluegrass community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bluegrass_music   (2076 words)

 Bluegrass music at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bluegrass songs are played with each melody instrument switching off playing the melody each time through, while the others revert to backing; this is in contrast to Old-time music, in which all instruments play the melody together, when indeed they are playing together rather than solo.
The bluegrass style was invented in the first half of the 20th century by mandolinist Bill Monroe and named for his band, the Blue Grass Boys, formed 1939.
Besides instrumentation, the distinguishing characteristics of bluegrass include vocal harmonies featuring two, three, or four parts, often featuring a dissonant or modal sound in the highest voice; an emphasis on traditional songs, often with sentimental or religious themes; and improvised instrumental solos.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Bluegrass_music.html   (342 words)

 Bluegrass Music: Bluegrass Festivals, Bands and Bluegrass Music featured at Bluegrassworks.com Blue Grass.
For the past century, America’s vast mix of people from all ethnic and religious backgrounds has provided the perfect ingredients for the evolution of such musical genres as Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Jazz and Rock n’ Roll.
This Grass Series continues the tradition of blending different artists and styles of music drawn from the past few decades, full circle back to elements of their own essential roots.
This down-home Pineville, Kentucky, girl is one of the women responsible for reshaping the sounds of bluegrass with her pure mountain soprano.
www.bluegrassworks.com   (301 words)

 Articles - Bluegrass music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Like jazz, bluegrass is played with each melody instrument switching off, playing the melody in turn while the others revert to backing; this is in contrast to old-time music, in which all instruments play the melody together or one instrument carried the lead throughout while the others provide accompaniment.
In that vein, first-generation bluegrass fiddler Vassar Clements, mandolin virtuoso David Grisman,Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia (on banjo) and Peter Rowan as lead vocalist collaborated on the album ´´Old and in the Way´´;; the Garcia connection helped to expose progressive bluegrass to a rock music audience.
Progressive bluegrass came to widespread attention in the late 1960s and 1970s, as some groups began using electric instruments and importing songs from other genres (particularly rock & roll).
www.jazzcomplete.com /articles/Bluegrass_music   (1717 words)

 Bluegrass Music
Bluegrass Jamboree - This four-day bluegrass festival features top state and national bands performing on the Oakdale stage, plus some of the best informal jam session music spread throughout the tree-shaded park.
Stage show, workshops, arts and crafts fair, old-fashioned Square Dance on Saturday night, gospel music Sunday morning, and a liar's contest on Sunday afternoon.
Bluegrass Reunion - Four days of stage performances feature area bands, plus the great gospel group, The Lewis Family from Georgia.
www.oakdalepark.com /bluegrass.htm   (137 words)

 Bluegrass Music In Bristol, TN-VA
But clearly the heart and soul of Bluegrass music remains in the Appalachian foothills of southwestern Virginia along what is now referred to as The Crooked Road.
Note: Janette Carter and is honoring the Carter Family's legacy with a wonderful museum and weekly live Old-Time and Bluegrass music shows at the Carter Family Fold.
These free Bluegrass concerts are broadcast live on local radio station WGOC (AM 640) and taped for later broadcast on a couple of local cable TV channels.
www.rlrouse.com /bluegrass   (649 words)

 Folk Music - Bluegrass Music - Alt Country - Americana Music - Roots Rock - MilesofMusic.com
The music is rich and thick, but never overwhelms the singing.
Four albums into her young career, Kurn is one of the exciting voices of folk music.
Her idiosyncratic Iris Dement-like voice combined with a simple "around the table conversation" style of songwriting brings an edge that is frequently lacking with much modern folk.
www.milesofmusic.com   (1300 words)

 International Bluegrass Music Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Induction to the Hall of Honor is voted on by the International Bluegrass Music Association and takes place each year in two stages: nomination and election.
From these names, a panel of the candidates' peers in the music industry cast ballots to narrow the nominees to five finalists.
To be an elector, one must have personally and actively participated in bluegrass for at least 10 years and have merited respect and recognition for their accomplishments and knowledge in one or more aspects of the field.
www.bluegrass-museum.org /hallofhonor.html   (463 words)

 The Bluegrass Blog: bluegrass music news
I want to educate people about bluegrass, get them interested in it — no matter what kind of music they like, where they’re from or what their background or age is. Bluegrass is for everybody.
His music mixes the 3 finger style passed to him from the bluegrass tradition with a harmonic sense that encompasses traditional string music, classical references and jazz harmony.
The International Bluegrass Music Museum is hosting their annual Monroe-style Mandolin Camp, and September 8th is the faculty concert.
www.thebluegrassblog.com   (3598 words)

 CYBERGRASS The Internet Bluegrass Music News Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
BMNN wrote: Thirty-five years of music, spanning four decades, and the sound is as fresh now as when they began.
BMNN wrote: Clintwood, Va. — The Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center is pleased to announce the addition of Cheick Hamala Diabate to the African Roots of Appalachian Music concert on Saturday, September 8th at 7pm in Clintwood's Jettie Baker Center.
Luminous and elegant, Lynch's music is a mesmerizing blend of bluegrass, country, folk, and swing, exquisitely showcasing her gifts as a vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader.
www.cybergrass.com   (1809 words)

 Bluegrass Festivals: List or Find Bluegrass Music Festivals and Bluegrass Music Concerts and Events at Bluegrass Works
We have one of the largest national, searchable bluegrass music databases to help you find upocoming bluegrass festivals and bluegrass music concerts and events in your area.
If you would like to add a bluegrass festival, concert or other bluegrass music event to our free, mational searchable bluegrass music event database, just click here to register for a new account or login to your existing bluegrass music event account.
Whether you are a bluegrass musician, artist or band, convert or festival promotor, venue operator, PR or media relation pointperson, or even just a fan, you should make sure that your bluegrass bands and artists, and your bluegrass festivals and events, are listed in the BLUEGRASS WORKS festival and event database.
www.bluegrassworks.com /events.php   (533 words)

 Bluegrass Music
Bluegrass sheet music and bluegrass guitar tabs for a wide variety of songs.
The Gulf Coast Bluegrass Music Association (GCBMA) is a non-profit organization which was started in Pace, Florida, in 1993 to bring more bluegrass music to northwest Florida and southern Alabama.
Bluegrass and Country music by Rick Campbell with fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, steel guitar, mandolin, singing.
i.webring.com /hub?ring=bluegrass   (397 words)

 New York City Area Bluegrass Music Scene
While the liner notes don’t give much background on Green’s musical or recorded history, it’s clear from the evidence contained on the CD that this is a musician who taps a wide variety of inspirations and who is equally comfortable navigating them all.
I also have a BA in Music and studied with folk legend Hedy West in college who taught me a lot of her banjo style which is rather unusual.
James Reams (http://www.jamesreams.com) is originally from eastern Kentucky, the heart of bluegrass country, and has been in NYC for the past 15 years, playing traditional bluegrass music with an old-time music edge.
www.banjoben.com /directory.htm   (5305 words)

 Bluegrass Music
The Scots-Irish traditional music of the southern Appalachian Mountains has evolved into a newer form that, since the early 1950s, has been known as bluegrass music.
Bluegrass uses traditional mountain dance-group instrumentation, usually featuring unamplified mandolin, banjo, and fiddle, but as developed by Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys it also has a hard, fast drive and a high-pitched, emotional singing style.
Although as a distinct style bluegrass is relatively new--compared, for example, with the more traditional aspects of COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC--it has come to symbolize an older, more rural America and has attracted many young urban musicians, some of whom use its hard-driving instrumental techniques as a backing in soft rock and country rock.
www.indiamusicinfo.com /new/music/bluegrass.html   (200 words)

 Bluegrass-Gospel Downloads - Download Bluegrass-Gospel Music - Download Bluegrass-Gospel MP3s
The main difference, of course, is that it's bluegrass, so the harmonies are pitched high and lonesome, the tempos are a little faster, and the instrumental work is deft and blindingly intricate.
The music, which was inspired by their Virginia mountain home, was encouraged by their mother, who taught Ralph the claw-hammer style of banjo picking that he and Carter became famous for.
Popular at bluegrass festivals, Ralph and each edition of the Clinch Mountain Boys grew to be one of the most respected outfits in bluegrass.
www.mp3.com /bluegrass-gospel/genre/244/subgenre.html   (4228 words)

 Bluegrass Connection - Music - IBMA
Whether you play bluegrass music, are a fan or anything in between, you can enjoy the benefits of being an IBMA member.
Bluegrass brings people together, is participatory, bluegrass people are good folks, like family.
Bluegrass is honest, natural, hands-on, heart-to-heart, real and pure, something with roots and branches that go beyond trends.
www.gotech.com /ibma/ibma.htm   (306 words)

 Bluegrass Music Links
Bluegrass Classic Huge benefit festival in Columbus Ohio.
Goodtyme Productions Promotes bluegrass and the MAC, and the own festival to be held near Prestonburg.
Solid Gold Bluegrass live bluegrass music 24 hrs a day.
www.angelfire.com /ky/bluegrass1   (467 words)

 Roughstock's History of Country Music - Bill Monroe & Bluegrass
The virtual base on which the whole of bluegrass music rests, William Smith (Bill) Monroe was born at Rosine, Kentucky, on September 13, 1911, the youngest of eight children.
Aside from his musical family, one of Monroe's early influences was a fl musician from Rosine, Arnold Schultz.
They consolidated their position as leaders of the bluegrass movement and sold a vast number of records.
www.roughstock.com /history/bgrass.html   (906 words)

 Bluegrass Music - Alive and well in the Appalachians - free article courtesy of ArticleCity.com
One of the Appalachian Mountain region's greatest contributions to the world is Bluegrass music.
Born in hills and hollows, Bluegrass is simply mountain folk music with heavy Celtic influences.
The future of Bluegrass looks bright as well because many of the performers in the region are youngsters who started playing an instrument at a very young age.
www.articlecity.com /articles/family/article_303.shtml   (286 words)

 Bill Monroe: The Father of Bluegrass Music
And the part of country music that has been analyzed the most is bluegrass.
Bill Monroe developed and perfected this music form and taught it to a great many names in the industry." He was not only an excellent performer, but he also wrote many songs, several being recorded under the pseudonyms of Albert Price, James B. Smith and James W. Smith.
Several compilations are now available from Music Mill Entertainment featuring live performances from the Louisiana Hayride show which were broadcast on Shreveport, Louisiana's KWKH from 1948-1960.
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 Amazon.com: O Sister! The Women's Bluegrass Collection: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Taken from the artists' individual albums rather than being recorded for this specific recording, the listener is nonetheless presented with some of the finest bluegrass music in the country today.
Most of these tracks were recorded within the past decade and several have appeared on other Rounder collections (notably Hand-Picked: 25 Years of Bluegrass), but if you're looking for a solid introduction to bluegrass music led by women, this is an excellent primer.
I have been a lover of bluegrass for over 25 years and this CD is a must have for everyone.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005QK59?v=glance   (1107 words)

 Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Richard Parks Answers Your Bluegrass Music and Bluegrass Music-related Questions
Parks now resides in Montréal, Québec, where he plays mandolin in a bluegrass group and is a regular contributor to Fred Bartenstein's "Banks of the Ohio," a show that airs on WYSO weekly and streams on www.bluegrasscountry.org.
This is particularly important in bluegrass and other southern musics where performers tend to use amounts of hair oil and styling product far in excess of other proximate cultures.
It's possible that the whole Nashville "country music" industry and the people at MTV have claimed the cowboy hat for the bad guys once and for all, and that's the reason most bluegrassers stay away from the headwear of their predecessors.
www.mcsweeneys.net /links/bluegrass   (3554 words)

 Amazon.com: Bluegrass Rules!: Music: Ricky Skaggs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
He was clearly chomping at the bit to record "straight" Bluegrass again, and this album represents MANY bluegrass masters (including guitar gunslinger Bryan Sutton and Fiddle Giant Bobby Hicks) in absolutely TOP form.
This is bluegrass music at it's finest, from the soaring "high & lonesome" vocals to the astounding picking/instrumentals, bluegrass just doesn't get any better.
Skaggs alone, Kentucky Thunder is one of the tightest bluegrass bands I've ever heard, and I've been listening to this stuff for a long time.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000002QA?v=glance   (1107 words)

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