Mudcat Café message #1265274 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1265274
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
06-Sep-04 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
There's some truth to what you say, jimmy... but far more so of old-timey bands. I think bluegrass bands have more footwork... diving up to the mike to sing harmonies (maybe that's where the Beatles learned to do that) and stepping back with perfect precision so the banjo or fiddle player can step forward for their break.

I think old-timey musicians think that because the old bands weren't moving in their photos and were standing stiffly posed, that that's they way you're supposed to play old-timey music. You can be Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers didn't stand there like statues.

The reason I like black gospel so much is that you can move as much as you want..

Must be our youth showing, jimmy..

Jerry