Saturday, August 10, 2013


American Bluegrass music has its roots in English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish folk music. 

The song above, Cumberland Gap is believed to be derived from the Scottish ballad Bonnie George Campbell.  I'll have to take the experts word on this one:

The Bluegrass Boys

The term "bluegrass" is believed to have originated with Bill Monroe and his band "The Bluegrass Boys", formed in 1939 the band is a veritable who's who list of Bluegrass music with Earl Scruggs, Lester Flat, Chubby Wise, and Howard Watts.

From Bluegrass to Newgrass




 And the latest out of LA, Old Man Markley



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