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Posted By: Once Famous
06-Sep-04 - 09:41 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Hi All

Back from a three day holiday weekend.

Great thread, Jerry. Bluegrass is such a major part of American folkmusic.

Doc Watson is bluegrass. So is Nickel Creek. So is Sam Bush. So is Ralph Stanley. So is Rabbi Sol. So is Hot Rise. And Patty Lovelace, and Steve Earle when he plays with Del McCourey. Grandpa Jones is bluegrass and so are the Osborne Bros. Stringbean (David Akeman) was bluegrass when he played in Bill Monroe's band. Jerry Garcia is bluegrass and so is Don Reno.

It IS an attitude. I feel it when I perform bluegrass. Who evever said you can't dance to it is wrong. When I'm playing upright bass, I'm jiggling my ass right with the beat.

Whoever said it's just about instrumentation, isn't listening to unbelievable 3 and 4 part harmonies.

It's American music. You can buy it polished or unpolished.