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Myke Scaffidi put this wonderful audio documentary together about Bluegrass Music for Appalachian State College in Boone, NC. He interviews Sam Bush, Larry Keel and Tim White. Below is a brief description of the 10 minute podcast. You can listen to it here: http://www.mykescaffidi.com/myke/media/hillbilly_jazz_bluegrass_mixdown.wav

Bill Monroe

Larry Keel

Myke Scaffidi writes: “Today’s bluegrass musicians are pushing the boundaries of the genre by incorporating increasingly new influences. In addition to the many innovative artists working today, the traditional sound of bluegrass embodied by Bill Monroe still flourishes.  Just as foreign influences and rural southern music blended with elements of African American blues and gospel to form early bluegrass, new styles and techniques are evolving thanks to the continuing tradition of band-hopping musicians.

Sam Bush

The music represents an often-overlooked American art form and I feel privileged to have worked on this project to broaden the public’s understanding. I was fortunate to have the participation of great interviewees including Sam Bush, Larry Keel and Tim White; and it would have been impossible to tell the story without their perspective and acknowledgement of the early pioneers as well.”

Click here to listen and/ or download:http://www.mykescaffidi.com/myke/media/hillbilly_jazz_bluegrass_mixdown.wav

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