Mudcat Café message #3111330 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #3111330
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
10-Mar-11 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
From: eddie1 - PM
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 02:27 AM

..."Bluegrass is old-time orientated folk music with jazz/non-Nashville country and blues influences, and elements of mountain music, but with a western structure, played on a variety of instruments by musicians who tend to vary between the over-animated to the fairly static depending on their personal choices, using often, but not exclusively, as some are quite individualistic, fairly standardised runs and picking patterns with several individual variations in style and delivery according to the personal influences of the player and singing, or not as the case may be, using overtones of blues-influenced Celtic, with even medieval dissident fifth note, harmonies, where the performed piece involves vocalisation from more than one person...."


That's easy for you to say, Eddie ...