The banjo’s birthplace is Africa or colonial America, depending on where you draw the line between banjo and banjo-ish ancestor. But while we debate the banjo’s birth, we can at least agree on where it hit puberty. That happened in America in the 20th century.
The Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky, has revealed the details of its grand opening set for October 18-20.
Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky announced Wednesday morning in Owensboro that the state of Kentucky would provide an additional $5 million towards the International Bluegrass Music Center.
For anyone seeing an authentic bluegrass band for the first time, the unique instrumentation, driving tempos, soulful harmonies, and fierce, piercing tenor singing can be a lot to take.