08 March 2011

Why 'Tanyards'?

Thanks to Richard F Thompson for his continuing series on the original Bluegrass Blog, giving a daily record of events in the life of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, and of people connected with him.

Yesterday's instalment was devoted to a long and enthralling account by Mike Compton (left), perhaps the most intense and dedicated student of Bill Monroe's music, of his personal contacts with Mr Monroe and what he learned from them. Find out why Mike's favourite Monroe composition is the late-period instrumental 'Tanyards' - and much, much more - by reading the full report here.

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