Mudcat Café message #1271632 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1271632
Posted By: Ron Davies
13-Sep-04 - 10:08 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Martin--

You may be interested to know that I was the one who said (11 Sept 04 8:10 AM) that in my experience, old time music had been mostly instrumentals, same thing played over and over, no breaks.

G Loux--

If old time music instrumentals are indeed dance music, that does explain a lot--and would raises the question of why people would play it if there are no dancers present, especially, since it repeats many times, with no variations. Is this an unfair statement?