22 September 2021

Béla Fleck: two more Artist of the Month features on BGS (added note)

It was announced a fortnight ago that Béla Fleck would be the Bluegrass Situation's Artist of the Month for September 2021. The two features on him by David Menconi can now be read online: the 16 Sept. article includes videos of 'Round Rock', 'Vertigo', and 'Slippery eel'; the one for 17 Sept. includes videos for 'Wheels up' and 'Revenge of the tentacle dragon'.

BIB editor's note: David Menconi's published writings include Step it up and go: the story of North Carolina popular music (2020), the first chapter of which is devoted to Charlie Poole. Menconi mentions that 'Some thirty-five years after Poole's death, in 1966, an old-time music fan from Northern Ireland raised enough money to pay for gravestones for Poole and Posey Rorer.' The 'old-time music fan' was the late Rodney McElrea of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, world-class collector and walking encyclopedia of country music (see the BIB for 28 June and 5 July 2017).

© Richard Hawkins

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