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sjfgreenman
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Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58104 2 years, 11 months ago
Hats off to Bill Monroe, the father or bluegrass!

Did you know Jerry Garcia traveled cross country to see and tape Bill Monroe?

It's impossible for me to imagine what the world would be like if this badass never showed up to the party.







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taper.tsquare
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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58113 2 years, 11 months ago
thank you Bill Monroe for all the great music. Happy 100th B-Day!!!
Kind_Head
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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58232 2 years, 11 months ago
"the wind is blowin cross the mountain..
down the valley way below
It sweeps the grave of my darlin'
When I die, thats where I wanna go"
In the end theres just a song.. Its cryin' down the wind!
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illuminaughty
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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58278 2 years, 11 months ago
jerry traveled all the way to Owensboro KY, in the late eighties or early ninties, totally stealthy, to see ALOT of bluegrass legends. i am from KY and we have very lil to be proud of xcept Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass boys, and bluegrass music in general, the worlds best bourbon, and the derby.
so come on out to where it all began and see it while its still there and not a tourist trap. you can go right up to Bill Monroes old homestead, which they have fixed up with old pics on the walls, and the bed he used to sleep in. you can also go to the Bill Monroe Memorial Barn Jamboree every friday night in Rosene KY. it is the best free bluegrass jam anywhere ever, it goes from about 4-5 to welll into the night.
check out the interational bluegrass museum and the RIver of Music Party, or ROMP bluegrass festival.
www.bluegrass-museum.org/general/home/php
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sjfgreenman
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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58612 2 years, 11 months ago
^Peter Rowan tells a great story about how Walls of Time was written when their tour bus broke down^

Rosene, KY...those Friday night pick jams sound super sweet, thanks for the heads up. That would be hillbilly heaven for me. It's the best parts of America, how these cultures settled in places like the Appalachians, New Orleans and created new musical forms like jazz, bluegrass. Those Irish and Scottish melody lines go way, way back..
"if you don't like the news go out and make some of your own"
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PMoondancer
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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58874 2 years, 11 months ago
sjfgreenman,

Did you happens to catch "The Wheel" at the Filmore last winter?

(Jesse McReynolds, David Nelson, and Peter Rowan...)

Happy Birthday Bill Monroe:)
sjfgreenman
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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58975 2 years, 11 months ago
I missed that one, dang it!
I love me some Nelson, looking forward to the Harvest Tour.
It's pretty cool what Jesse and folks like Jim Lauderdale are doing to take the music furthur in their own way with familiar songs and Hunter's never ending lyric musings
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MsJimp
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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58987 2 years, 11 months ago
Mr J has a pair of cufflinks that were Bill Monroe's , he wears them when he argues a case before the Maryland court of appeals. That is our equivalant {sp?} To other states supreme court. Happy Birthday Bill
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Equinox
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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to Bill Monroe

#58990 2 years, 11 months ago
Actually got to see Bill Monroe once. Back in the early 90s he played a small theater in Philly. He looked pretty old, even had to be helped onto the stage, his legs were so stiff. But once the band started playing, he was by far the most limber and inventive musician on the stage. The next oldest player was maybe half his age and he wore them all out! Talk about the power of a creative flame that's still burning completely bright.
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