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Bill Monroe’s Childhood Home
Sep10

Bill Monroe’s Childhood Home

home of Bill Monroe       8 September 2016 Rosine Kentucky   By Rob Dickens   Bill Monroe is the father of bluegrass. Mandolinist, singer, songwriter, band leader.  A star of the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years and a recording artist for more than forty years.  The first person to be inducted into The International Bluegrass Hall of Fame.  He has also been inducted into two other Halls of Fame –...

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The International Bluegrass Music Museum
Sep10

The International Bluegrass Music Museum

We visit the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owenboro Kentucky 7 September 2016 Owensboro Kentucky I was staying at Central City as it was the base for two important musical discoveries – one today and one tomorrow. Today’s highlight was a visit to Owensboro, fifty minutes due north, across The Green River.  Owensboro is on the impressive Ohio River and has a population of around 60,000.  The River is unofficially...

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How To Make The Perfect Bluegrass Album
Jul01

How To Make The Perfect Bluegrass Album

Read our review of Happy Prisoner by Robert Earl Keen A sure-fire, step-by-step account of how to make the ideal bluegrass album Critical Ingredients one roots music troubadour – with enormous standing and credibility, with a vision to make a great result, an emotive leather-worn voice with an acute music sensibility, a great instrumentalist and possessing a lot of A-grade music compadres – like Robert Earl Keen nine of...

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Peter Rowan Documentary – The Tao of Bluegrass
Dec16

Peter Rowan Documentary – The Tao of Bluegrass

Read but the new documentary on bluegrass legend Peter Rowan The Tao of Bluegrass: A Portrait of Peter Rowan  Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades.  From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time with Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader,...

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