Mudcat Café message #1267541 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1267541
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
09-Sep-04 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
I believe much of it is artificial Ray. I believe that you have frequented Gainsborough in February each year and Mount Airy in June.
Several "Old Timey" people were performing "bluegrass" songs at Gainsborough when I was there, some of whom I have heard vehemently disowning the term bluegrass over a number of years, and at Mt Airy many of the musicians will partake in jamming sessions in either camp. If it's good music played well I don't see any reason for trying to drive a division between two variants of the same music. I agree with you that the term "Country" has been hi-jacked by the "pop" music team in Nashville and sadly now if you describe one of your tastes in music as country then you have to go on to explain that's it's no longer what comes out of Nashville.