03 December 2015

How it was

The passage of time takes us further and further away from what life was like for the first generation of bluegrass musicians. All the more important that we should know their stories; and here are the stories of two of the most distinguished of that generation, both of whom are still with us.

Thanks to the Prescription Bluegrass Blog for the news that Penny Parsons' Foggy Mountain troubadour: the life and music of Curly Seckler - 272 pages with forty-nine monochrome photos - is scheduled to appear in June 2016 from the University of Illinois Press in their invaluable Music in American Life series. Mac Wiseman: All my memories fit for print, as told to Walt Trott, was released by Nova Books of Nashville this autumn, and reviewed by Dick Bowden on Bluegrass Today.

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