Mudcat Café message #1265315 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1265315
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
06-Sep-04 - 11:54 AM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Why do we need to get into an endless pointless discussion of what is and is not bluegrass. It is another branch of what is loosely known as American indigenous/folk music/mountain music, lots of influences and ingredients, several variations in style and delivery. You either appreciate it or some of it or you don't.

It would appear from some observations that some contributors have never actually seen live old time bands in action and with regard to the fancy foot work of bluegrass bands this is only apparent when they work to one mic, something which seems to be coming back into style for bands interested in presenting a more visual style than when the musicians are static across the stage and individually mice'ed (Is that a word?)