The Return of the Bluegrass

The Return of the Bluegrass

Bluegrass is a popular music and its traditional American with roots in the traditional music of the British Isles. This is one of the characteristic musical genres in the southern United States. Based on acoustic instruments such as banjo, acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, dobro and fiddle; bluegrass has a rhythm that mixes country, blues and folk. 

This musical style is dated 1939, inspired the name of the Blue Grass Boys band, their leader Bill Monroe is considered the father of bluegrass. The musical genre was very popular between the years 1940 to mid-1960. Great hits bluegrass du root were "Doing My Time" by Flatt & Scruggs, "Walking in My Sleep" by Bill Clifton, and "Penitentiary Blues" by Charlie Monroe.

Since 1980, the third generation of musicians brought musical technological innovations into the genre, this phase is considered as the "bluegrass mainstream". The new bluegrass brings a mix of traditional style to a high-definition sound and diverse musical styles, making bluegrass side by side with rock or rap for example.

Despite his new face, bluegrass suffered a tiny glare of their music because the rise of new musical styles like hip-hop and electronic. However, in the middle of the first decade of the 2000s, bluegrass has experienced a return to the music scene by bands like Whosoever South and Dorothy.

Let’s sit and listen the sweet sound of banjo and the bass of traditional music from southern United States.

May the Force be with you, ladies and gentlemen  

Karen K. Kremer

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