It is likely that most fans of bluegrass music would concede that no state should be more associated with bluegrass music than Kentucky - and rightly so. Bluegrass music draws its name from the band that Kentuckian Bill Monroe formed during the late 1930s and 1940s. Bill named his band Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys to honor his home state. Eventually, the music these bands and others like them were playing came to be known as bluegrass music.
In a new pictorial history book by local author James C. Claypool, over 200 vintage photographs depict the full range of bluegrass music’s story and how it has evolved from modest performing roots to a multi-faceted genre with an ever-growing fan base.
Highlights of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Music:
• The first comprehensive bluegrass book focusing specifically on bluegrass music and bluegrass musicians connected to Kentucky
• Images of stars such as Bobby and Sonny Osborne, J. D. Crowe, Ricky Skaggs and Dale Ann Bradley
• A new form of bluegrass known as “progressive bluegrass” or “newgrass” and the key musicians involved in this movement
Meet the Author!
Book Signing - Saturday, March 20, 2010, 2 - 4 pm. Borders, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills. Contact James Nathan at 859.331.8200
Book Signing - Saturday, March 27, 2010, noon - 2 pm. Kentucky Haus, 411 East 10th Street, Newport. Contact Bev Holiday at 859.261.4287
Book Signing - Saturday, April 10, 2010, 2 - 4 pm. Barnes & Noble, Newport on the Levee 1 Levee Way, Suite 2127, Newport. Contact Eric at 859.581.2000
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888.313.2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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