Thursday, February 27, 2020

Bluegrass Music - the Next Generations

Bluegrass bands and singers, many of them cross over from Country and Folk music have proliferated to the point where there are likely thousands of them across North America and elsewhere. They got their boost in the 1960s and with the popularity of Bluegrass Festivals never looked back. I know a few of the second generation like Ricky Scaggs, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill who are also country singers and bands like the Del McCoury Band or the Osbourne Brothers. Third generation from the 1990s includes Alison Kraus and Union Station, the Cox Family, mainly from the soundtrack of O Brother Where Art Thou along with eg The Charlie Daniels Band and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. I have not been keeping up obviously. This post will feature bands from the 21st century (whom I had to Google, embarrassingly enough).











Here is a site that lists a few hundred bands and singers. https://www.last.fm/tag/bluegrass/artists?page=1

4 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The future of bluegrass is in good hands!

The Blog Fodder said...

Debra, I agree

Diane Henders said...

Wow! Love these videos (and the music). I'm a huge fan of homemade music, and it does my heart good to see these young people belting out such great music in their living rooms. Thanks for sharing! :-)

The Blog Fodder said...

Diane, home-made music is best. It brings people together. Same with jam sessions at jamborees or after shows.