9780738585611

Kentucky's Bluegrass Music

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738585611

  • ISBN10:

    0738585610

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-10
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

It is likely that most fans of bluegrass music would concede that no state should be more associated with bluegrass music than Kentucky--and rightly so. Bluegrass music draws its name from the band that Kentuckian Bill Monroe formed during the late 1930s and 1940s. Bill named his band Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys to honor his home state. Eventually, the music these bands and others like them were playing came to be known as bluegrass music. Later, another Kentuckian, Ebo Walker, while playing with the Bowling Green-based bluegrass band, New Grass Revival, coined the phrase "newgrass" to describe the band's progressive style of music. Other Kentuckians such as Bobby and Sonny Osborne, J. D. Crowe, Ricky Skaggs, and Dale Ann Bradley have become bluegrass stars. Some of the musicians from Kentucky covered in this book are quite famous--some are not. Famous or not, all of them have a deep-rooted passion for the music they play.

Author Biography

James C. Claypool has written, coauthored, or edited eight books. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. The photographs in this book were assembled from sources nationwide, and many of them have never before been seen in print.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Beginningsp. 11
The 1940s and Early 1950sp. 19
The Bluegrass Revival's Formative Yearsp. 29
Keeping the Faithp. 43
The 1970sp. 55
Classic and Progressive Bluegrassp. 69
The 1980sp. 85
Sustaining the Momentump. 97
The Modern Bluegrass Circuit in Kentuckyp. 107
The Stars of Today and Tomorrowp. 115
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