ME AND MY STORY
Videamus animi partes, quarum eIt’s amazing what music can do for your soul. I have been playing music all my life with the hope of touching someone else thru song. The grass roots movement in bluegrass is alive and well, just not in Kentucky anymore. Old-timers will tell you it’s gone the way of the dodo bird, that there are no more players or pickers left in this part of country. We old timers think they’re full of crap. You’ll be amazed by how many people are out on the trails every weekend (I know I am!). There are still plenty of pickers here; they’re just scarce down at the bar on Saturday night…
Freegan affogato microdosing, tumeric typewriter narwhal Kentucky, you were right about one thing: There are a lot of pickers left in this state. So how did the bluegrass “grass roots” movement get from being so widespread on our beautiful mountains to being so scarce on Saturday nights at the bars? I have been playing music all my life so I can answer that question.
It seems that the big money and politics got involved and ruined everything. Labels, managers, and agents appeared on the scene and started making all the decisions for the artists. They decided what songs to play, what instruments to use, and even where to tour. The end result was a watered down version of bluegrass that wasn’t true to its roots.
Luckily, there are still plenty of people playing music the way it was meant to be played. You just have to look a little harder to find them. They’re out on the trails every weekend, picking and grinning and having a good time. It’s amazing what music can do for your soul. I have been playing music all my life with the hope of touching someone else thru song. So if you want to hear some good old-fashioned bluegrass, don’t forget to bring your banjo!
We hope you enjoy our tribute to country and true Bluegrass as we do.
As time permits I do offer beginner Banjo lessons. If you are serious and interested in learning some great pickin’ skills, reach out to me and I will see what we can arrange. I offer in person if local or have the ability to coach via video conference if you are located out of the area. The easiest way to get in touch is via email, firstname.lastname@example.org