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Bill Monroe Gospel A Hymn to His Greatness

September 3, 2010 bluegrass artists

Bill Monroe is best known for the golden age of his career, starting from the mid-1940’s, with the creation of the Original Bluegrass Band all the way till the 1950’s. But few people are aware of his struggles in the latter stage of his career. Despite all such obstacles, however, Monroe re-emerged in the 1960’s […]

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The History of Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

August 26, 2010 bill monroe

1938 was a year that closed a monumental chapter and opened a new one in the bluegrass scene. It was this year that the highly successful Monroe Bothers, composed of guitarist Charlie and mandolin-playing Bill Monroe, had broken up. It was also this year that Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys was born. Grand Ole […]

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The Music of Bill Monroe

August 20, 2010 bill monroe

Words like dynamic and evolving best describe the music of Bill Monroe. Adjectives such as impressive and powerful are also suitable since watching his live performance is an experience like no other. Learning the life story of Monroe as well as the development of his music is virtually akin to tracing the history of bluegrass […]

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Who is Bill Monroe in Bluegrass Music History?

April 26, 2010 bill monroe

For most bluegrass music lovers, Bill Monroe is the undisputed father or pioneer of the genre. Even the genre’s name owes itself to Monroe’s band, the Blue Grass Boys, and the fact that Monroe also hailed from Bluegrass, Kentucky. His career as a musician had spanned six decades.

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A Biography of Bill Monroe

April 23, 2010 bill monroe

As a fusion of mountain and country music, bluegrass had been around much longer before being given its name. But it was Bill Monroe which had almost singlehandedly defined the now key aspects of bluegrass music such as the inclusion of mandolin, the solos that displayed band members’ instrumental virtuosity, and the “high lonesome” sound that he was most famous for. It is for all these reasons that he completely deserves the title Father of Bluegrass.

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