Mudcat Café message #1265431 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1265431
Posted By: GLoux
06-Sep-04 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Did you know that at festivals/competitions like Union Grove, etc. that old-time bands and bluegrass bands were not "segregated" from each other until the early 1970s? Prior to that there was no classification...they just were bands competing against one another.

In addition to Scruggs-style or Keith-Style banjo picking, bluegrass also frequently uses Dobro. Bluegrass also features separate instrumental breaks...all part of the Monroe model.

I'm in an old-time band. I still get amused when someone comes up to us after we finish a tune or a song saying, "I love bluegrass music!"

-Greg