Wednesday, September 17, 2014

High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music

That’s Jimmy Martin playing his guitar in the hills of Hancock County, East Tennessee as a young man......

I first saw this music documentary in 1995. It’s a wonderful history of Bluegrass music aka 'Old Time Mountain Style Music', plus some history of Appalachia.

A must-see video for Bluegrass fans, as well as a mandatory ‘Bluegrass primer’ for those who are just becoming interested in the uniquely American roots of country music.
Bluegrass as a musical form was derived from a combination of African and Scots-Irish traditions. The video explores these origins and provides an engaging and fascinating look at a musical evolution, featuring over 100 songs and bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe, that Stanley Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Martin, Flatt & Scruggs and others.

Movie is about 90 minutes long. I hope you enjoy it. Both educational and entertaining........

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