Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bluegrass Legends
A Bluegrass Legend is someone who over the years as a bluegrass musician, name has reached out to everyone in the industry as a household word and also has excelled in their field on their instrument or vocal ability. They have paid their dues and have added tremendously to the Bluegrass industry. You have them in every type of music. You have rock legends, country legends, and so forth. Here is my list of the ones that I feel that should be mentioned. They are bluegrass musicians and bluegrass bands.
Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Charley Waller, John Duffy, Vassar Clements, Josh Graves, Bill Monroe, Charlie Monroe, Sonny Osborne, Bobby Osborne, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Peter Rowan, Ralph Stanley, Lester Flatt, Jimmie Martin, Doyle Lawson, J D Crowe, Mac Wiseman, Clarence White, David Grisman, Terry Baucom, John Hartford, Mike Auldridge, John Starling, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Seldom Scene, The Newgrass Revival, Kentucky Colonels, Country Gentlemen, Osborne Brothers, McPeak Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Stanley Brothers.
These are individuals that I as a young musician back in the early 1970’s cut my teeth on and they have never faded in my mind. I used to go to bluegrass festivals as a young musician and hear some of these bluegrass bands play their music all throughout the Appalachian Mountains.

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