07 November 2016

Blake Williams: the making of a life in music

L-r: Tater Tate, Blake Williams, Bill Monroe, Bobby Montgomery, Tom Ewing (photo from Blake Williams's Facebook)

In his twenties and early thirties Blake Williams was a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys for nearly ten years, longer than any other banjo player. While the experience made a deep impression on him and he has much to tell about the Father of Bluegrass, that was just one phase of his career. In Katy Daley's major interview with him on Bluegrass Today, read about the joke Bill Monroe told on stage; about the meeting of Bill Monroe and Ray Charles; about the importance of the MC's role at a festival; and much, much more.

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