Author: youngscw

How The Music Brings Me Back: Class Presentation

The following presentation links 12 of my favorite songs to my home of Clarke County VA. I hope you enjoy what you read here and there are video links to some great songs in the slides.

 
 

Rock n’ Roll Bluegrass?!

I have been a Bluegrass fan for many years. For some reason I never new some of the traditional Bluegrass players played there own versions of contemporary songs of the 1960’s. A chapter out of text book “The Bluegrass Reader” discussed this interesting time in Bluegrass. From what I have read and heard from my … Continue reading Rock n’ Roll Bluegrass?!

My views on how bluegrass and repair business are much alike.

“Without return customers you don’t have a business;” this is a saying I have heard from many locals back home and from my experience of working in the machinery repair industry it is very true. From what I have read and understand about the bluegrass music business it has much in common with service industries. … Continue reading My views on how bluegrass and repair business are much alike.

My thoughts, and an overview of Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, by golly what a great more contemporary Bluegrass band. I have had the opportunity to see these guys almost every year for the past 7 years, or so, at the Berryville Bluegrass Series in Berryville, VA. I even had the chance to meet and talk with the band after … Continue reading My thoughts, and an overview of Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

A few thoughts about Robert Cantwell’s Hillbilly Music Chapter

After reading chapter 2 “Hillbilly Music from Robert Cantwell’s book Bluegrass Breakdown I found some ironic, in my opinion, situations that occurred during the early years of Bluegrass. I think without the Great Depression Bluegrass would have taken longer to have been nationally broadcast. Once Bluegrass became popular with the Barn Dances and was played … Continue reading A few thoughts about Robert Cantwell’s Hillbilly Music Chapter

A short biography of The Carter Family.

There are many biographies that I read that discussed the lives and music of The Carter Family. A biography by David Vinopal, Rovi summed up the groups career well and can be found on CMT.com http://www.cmt.com/artists/the-carter-family-00/biography/ . The following is a synopsis of the article from CMT. The Carter Family initially consisted of A.P. and … Continue reading A short biography of The Carter Family.

The Beginnings of Bluegrass as I understand it.

I had the opportunity to view the documentary called High Lonesome The Story of Bluegrass Music. First of all what a great documentary, well written and put together, probably one of the best I have seen. I am supposed to define what the term “Bluegrass” is to me.  First off when I hear bluegrass music … Continue reading The Beginnings of Bluegrass as I understand it.

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