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Bluegrass Rambles

Everything you need to know about bluegrass, whatever that is

Ted is an IBMA-nominated music writer who travels to bluegrass festivals with his wife and picks guitar in as many jams as he can.

Bluegrass Rambles

Everything you need to know about bluegrass, whatever that is

Ted is an IBMA-nominated music writer who travels to bluegrass festivals with his wife and picks guitar in as many jams as he can.

Routes to Roots: Dylan and Monroe, Newport and Fincastle

It is well established that Bill Monroe told people that he could play other kinds of music, "but the people would be so disappointed." The late Carlton Haney - not the most trustworthy source - claimed that Monroe told him that he had heard Thelonious Monk and said that "he could play anything on this mandolin that he plays on the piano."

Of course, Bill Monroe is noted for both his reliability and his humility......