Tag: Robert Cantwell

A bit of a shock

It is always a bit of a shock to realize that the human career, which seems so brief from within, can embrace spans of time which have become historical.” -Robert Cantwell, Bluegrass Breakdown

The Roots of Innovation

“What distinguished the Monroe Brother’s music from the rest was perhaps that it best exploited the medium of radio by discovering ways to excel within its narrow auditory confines.” -Robert Cantwell, Bluegrass Breakdown Historian and Folklorist, Robert Cantwell, argues that Hillbilly artists like The Skillet Lickers found a new freedom in the recording studio, taking … Continue reading The Roots of Innovation