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GrassRoots Music Tour 2020 – Itinerary
Oct31

GrassRoots Music Tour 2020 – Itinerary

Places and events for our 2020 Tour The setting for one of the AmericanaFest 2019 events – Photo: LTTL GrassRoots Music Tour 2020 1 to 21 September Itinerary The next Listening Through The Lens musical adventure in the USA will kick off in Music City Nashville, Tennessee on 1 September 2020 and wind up in Nashville on 21 September. The tour will offer a close-up musical experience of festivals, live shows and music heritage...

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Chris Goes To Robert’s
Oct02

Chris Goes To Robert’s

We visit Robert’s Western World Robert’s Western World Chris Scruggs Trio GrassRoots Music Tour Robert’s Western World is located on Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It stands but a stone’s throw from the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium. While much of the rest of Broadway has adjusted to the increasing visitor numbers and now cater more for those looking for a souvenir or...

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Mandolin Orange Live
Oct02

Mandolin Orange Live

We review the duo in Owensboro KY Emily Franz and Andrew Marlin – Photo: LTTL Mandolin Orange Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Owensboro Kentucky – 29 September 2019 GrassRoots Music Tour From the rich musical hot spot of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mandolin Orange’s star has been on the rise for quite some time. Formed in 2009 with songwriter Andrew Marlin (vocals, mandolin, guitar) and Emily Frantz...

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Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame  & Museum
Oct01

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The bluegrass HOF and museum Pickin’ Parlour Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum Owensboro Kentucky GrassRoots Music Tour We have been travelling the bluegrass trail as part of our GrassRoots Music Tour. The Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood VA and a day at the home of Bill Monroe are just two of our recent activities. Where better than to close off our investigation into this uniquely American music style than here in...

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Seven Reasons For Rollin’ Into Rosine KY
Sep30

Seven Reasons For Rollin’ Into Rosine KY

The essence of Bill Monroe Photo: LTTL Rosine Kentucky Bill Monroe’s Legacy GrassRoots Music Tour Introduction The inspiration for my first visit to Rosine, Kentucky was singer Bill Jackson’s terrific homage to the town through his song “Rollin’ Into Rosine’ (see clip below). The inspiration for my return visit was Rosine itself. Here’s seven reasons to recommend you coming here. 1.Bill Monroe...

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Ralph Stanley Museum
Sep25

Ralph Stanley Museum

We find the spirit of Dr Ralph Stanley Photo: LTTL Ralph Stanley Museum Clintwood, Virginia GrassRoots Music Tour The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Centre is in the heart of the town of Clintwood, Virginia. The museum combines the career of Stanley (memorabilia and audio/visual displays), the mountains which framed his style, together with an historical journey of traditional mountain music. It is the...

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