Mudcat Café message #1271923 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1271923
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
14-Sep-04 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Most of the time, in most traditions I have come across, instrumental music is primarily dance music. That's what keeps its head on its shoulders. When people turn to playing it exclusively in a way that ceases to be danceable, and forget where it came from, the music tends to get lost, it seems to me. It may still be fun to play, and, for a time, interesting to listen to, but it's cut off from its roots.