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Thread #73111   Message #1267906
Posted By: BanjoRay
09-Sep-04 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Guest Hootenanny - It's not the song that's bluegrass, it's the way it's played. Old Time and Bluegrass have many songs/tunes in common. For an Old Time song to turn into Bluegrass you need to arrange it in a Bluegrass way, with instrumental breaks, Scruggs style banjo, flash mandolin, vocal harmonies etc. We had a little Bluegrass at the summer camp, but I never heard much at Gainsborough festival, except when someone's tongue was in their cheek.
Cheers
Ray