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Kentucky's Bluegrass Music
     

Kentucky's Bluegrass Music

by James C. Claypool
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439626092
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,145,825
File size:
44 MB
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Meet the Author

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.

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