2016 Performance Schedule 50th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival Saturday, June 11 Mark Barnett & Bluegrass Ablaze 10:30 – 11:00 Hammertowne 11:05 – 11:35 Bull Harman & Bull’s Eye 11:40 – 12:10 Tommy Sells & Big Country Bluegrass 12:15 – 12:45 Nightflyer […]
Check out this all-star line-up for the 50th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival taking place June 11-18, 2016! Saturday, June 11, 2016 Dailey & Vincent Ronnie Reno and Reno Tradition Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time Tommy Sells and Big Country Bluegrass […]
Thanks to the International Bluegrass Music Association for sharing this important day in history!
It was 70 years ago today, December 8, 1945, when 21 year-old Earl Scruggs and his guitar-playing pal Lester Flatt joined Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Scruggs’ revolutionary style of banjo picking, in concert with Flatt’s extraordinary guitar work and Monroe’s singular mandolin, set music on a new course that would forever be known as bluegrass music. Or, as Mr. Monroe liked to call it, “My music.”
Bluegrass lovers around the world owe these men a great debt for creating this unrivaled sound.
“Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world.” – Bill Monroe
Pictured left to right: Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music; Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs
Photo Credit: flatt-and-scruggs.com