Aubrey Haney

Bill Monroe and the Mandolin

Bill Monroe and the Mandolin

A popular joke in Bluegrass circles is that a Bluegrass picker dies and goes to Heaven.  When he arrives, he sees the best of the best Bluegrass players surrounding him.  But on a hill, above all the rest, is a large man in a white cowboy hat and a dark suit.  He’s picking a mandolin.  The picker turns to one of the players around him, and asks, “Is that Bill Monroe?”  The responders says, “Nah, that’s God, just pretending to be Bill Monroe.” READ MORE »

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