- Author:Dick Weissman,Art Menius,Bob Cherry,Barry R. Willis
- Publisher:Pine Valley Music (October 3, 1997)
- Pages:640 pages
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Barry Willis has a passion for bluegrass music, its history and its people.
Barry Willis has a passion for bluegrass music, its history and its people. A fan for years, when he sought to understand what bluegrass was all about, he took copious notes and interviewed hundereds of the music's most important protagonists. Over the past 30 years, Bluegrass music has gained the scholarly recognition previously attained by Classical music, and more recently by Jazz, to the point of where there are now quite a number of serious books written on the subject, albeit mostly from a musicologist's interpretation.
This huge book is a history of bluegrass music in the words of its pioneers. Hundreds of interviews are accented with 400 plus photos and 26 chapters, which cover every aspect of bluegrass music. Chapters include: Biographies, Business, Women in Bluegrass, the Festivals, Instruments, Record Companies, International Music and even The Future of Bluegrass.
In: Bluegrass Unlimited, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 62-63. View it in the Music Periodicals Database.
America's Music - Bluegrass: A History of Bluegrass Music in the Words of Its Pioneers by Barry R. Willis. Bluegrass Breakdown - The Making of the Old Southern Sound by Robert Cantwell. Bluegrass: An Informal Guide by Richard D. Smith. and a good DVD: "High Lonesome: The Story Of Bluegrass Music". A documentary based on Bill Monroe. Includes appearances by Jimmy Martin, Bill Monroe, Bobby Osborne, Sonny Osborne, Don Reno, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, and a young Alison Krauss.
America's Music: Bluegrass : A History of Bluegrassmusic in the Words of Its Pioneers. October 3, 1997, Pine Valley Music. Paperback in English. Libraries near you: WorldCat.
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Bluegrass music has attracted a diverse following worldwide
Bluegrass music has attracted a diverse following worldwide. Bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe characterized the genre as: "Scottish bagpipes and ole-time fiddlin'. It's Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It's blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound. Exactly when the word bluegrass itself was adopted to label this form is not certain, but is believed to be in the late 1950s, and was derived from the name of the seminal Blue Grass Boys band, formed in 1939 with Bill Monroe as its leader.
Bluegrass music is a genre of American roots music that developed in the 1940s in the United States Appalachian region. The genre derives its name from the band Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. Bluegrass has roots in traditional English, Scottish and Irish ballads and dance tunes, and by traditional African-American blues and jazz. Bluegrass was further developed by musicians who played with Monroe, including 5-string banjo player Earl Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt