The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31107   Message #402688
Posted By: Rick Fielding
20-Feb-01 - 11:39 PM
Thread Name: Help: the 'invention' of bluegrass
Subject: RE: Help: the 'invention' of bluegrass
Ha Ha! Here we are "The Bluegrass Nurds", in full regalia! Oh, how this music seeps into your soul. It's impossible to get out once you've been captured by it.

One more little "nit" (the others are spot on). Bill Monroe NEVER called his music "Bluegrass". He called it "Country". Melissa Monroe (Bill's daughter, confirms that Carleton Haney (his manager at the time) was probably the first to call it "Bluegrass".

As "Bluebelle" said, "There isn't any mystery". The story of how this music came about (in 1945) has been told many times. It's still very fresh in the minds of a lot of old-timers.

Rick (bitten by the bug and never recovered)