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BILL MONROE: FATHER OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC

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Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs
genre:
musical, Documentary

We gave it an A-

BILL MONROE: FATHER OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris Without Monroe, the hybrid we know as bluegrass would not exist. This homespun documentary sparkles with the testimony of major musicians who have been fans or members of his Bluegrass Boys band. Recent concert footage reveals that Monroe’s voice has lost some range, but when his fingers begin to fly across the mandolin, you can almost see smoke rise from the weathered frets. A-

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