The History of Bluegrass Music and Festivals*
Two of the most influential musicians in bluegrass were Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs. The Monroe
In 1945, the next phase of bluegrass music began when Earl Scruggs' energetic banjo burst on the music scene. Earl Scruggs was a 21-year-old banjo player from North Carolina and he joined
The bluegrass pioneers created a unique sound and a legacy of great music that is still played today. The music can be upbeat, fast paced as well as slowed down to tell the story of hardship. Some of the iconic songs are "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", "Ruby", "Kentucky Waltz", "I Saw The Light", "Uncle Pen", "Salty Dog Blues" to name a few. Today's country music has taken influence from bluegrass music. Country artist Dierks Bently released a bluegrass album titled "Up On The Ridge " was released in June of 2010.
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Enchanted Mountain Music Festival Schedule of EventsFriday April 11
4:00 Unplugged workshop
7:30PM Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
8:30PM Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line
Saturday April 12
Morning - workshops on singing and all instruments
Afternoon - workshops and concerts featuring Creek Bend and Paris Texas
Evening concert featuring Creek Bend, Paris Texas and Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
Sunday April 13
late morning Paris Texas with Mark Panfils and Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen.
TicketsEnjoy the music and vibe for the entire weekend are $75, or $25 for each concert. An all-day Saturday pass including morning workshops and afternoon and evening concerts is $50. Kids 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets here for the 2014 Enchanged Mountain Music Festival at Holiday Valley Resort.
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
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Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
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Paris Texas with Dee SpeckerPlaying traditional bluegrass tunes and songs, and western and gypsy swing.music.
*The history of Bluegrass Musis was provided by the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. More information and events are on their website: http://bluegrassheritage.org/index.php