06 February 2015

The pantheon - in print [Update]

A new must-read book for anyone interested in the history of bluegrass has just appeared. The lives of the pioneers of the music, to whom the International Bluegrass Music Association has given its highest award, are chronicled in a 250-page book by pre-eminent bluegrass historians: The Bluegrass Hall of Fame: inductee biographies 1991-2014.

The full list (to date) of members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame - beginning of course with Bill Monroe - can be read here. The book's authors are Fred Bartenstein, bluegrass music's premier Renaissance man, and Gary B. Reid, whose magisterial The music of the Stanley Brothers was published last month. Autographed copies of The Bluegrass Hall of Fame can be bought for $39.95 plus shipping from Fred Bartenstein's website.

Update: the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY, announces that the book - 'an absolute treasure for bluegrass fans' - is also available through the Museum's website.

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At 5:24 pm, Blogger Unknown said...

On Feb 6, 2015, at 11:52 AM, Carly Smith wrote:
FYI, the book is available on the museum website at http://bluegrassmuseum.org/shop/?product=bluegrass-hall-of-fame-book.


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