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.