A picturesque gaffer who was fighting windmills inspired people to try to tame the winds…
How it sounds
Like Irish, traditional musicians have added a banjo to their band.
Essentially like country, which is not country, but you can easily identify it with the redneck villagers of the USA.
Why listen to it
Because it is the main influence of many later legends of American rock.
It is in fact the key ingredient in many of her expressions.
Essentially because it carried the English and Irish musical tradition, giving the stigma of the new world.
Because you are not from an American village and you do not graze cows.
And I do not think you like to sing as if eating hot spaghetti at the same time.
Also, the banjo continues to be the most annoying string.
Where we meet it
Somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains, in the mines and farms of this Eastern U.S. mountain range.
When did it start
In the mid-1940s after WWII, but the term came into use more than a decade later.
Essentially the birth of the species is recorded in December 1945.
Who are the pioneers
Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys, who are also the godfathers of the genre, with Bill Monroe being considered his father.
The Stanley Brothers recorded the traditional English “Molly and Tenbrooks” in the style of the aforementioned in 1948 and are considered a landmark of the genre.
Also Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley.
You have to listen
The Accidentals, Bluegrass Album Band, Coal Porters, Hackensaw Boys, Jim & Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys, Johnson Mountain Boys, Rautakoura, The Grascals, Mountain Hear.
Days of glory
At the Kentucky and Tennessee festivals from 1945 onwards we assume.
Sometime in the early ’70s, there were good sales of the item.
But generally in their live (???) They have their audience.
In recent decades it has become popular in Central Europe and Scandinavia.
The genre is too “white” and in general many of its followers believe in a certain “white” superiority.
What is it confused with
Country, English folk, Scottish folk, and Hillbilly
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Have you ever seen red-haired Americans in denim uniforms playing banjo on a farm in the woods with a rope usually dropped?
What they play is called Bluegrass!