Posted by Mary on July 06, 19102 at 01:49:56:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Nickel Creek Bluegrass? posted by J.R. on July 05, 19102 at 15:45:16:
And one more thing. I think it is obvious that CMT and others are using the name "Bluegrass" falsely to promote modern country music. They don't need to corrupt "our" music to popularize modern country, which already dominates all the outlets. I agree about "O Brother Where Art Thou." I loved the movie on its own merits, and even bought it and the sound track CD. But it is a lie to say that it was filled with Bluegrass music cause it wasn't! Bluegrass, to me, is the five string banjo of an Earl Scruggs, the mandolin of a Bill Monroe, a fiddle playing Orange Blossom Special, songs like Footprints in the Snow -- the twangy high lonesome sound that true Bluegrass lovers love. Quit fakin' it, CMT and others. Quit prostituting our music! You just want to ride any coattail that you can to promote your own sounds. Then you throw a little true Bluegrass in once in awhile to "apease" real Bluegrass fans. By the way, CMT publicized for weeks that July 3rd through the 5th would be dedicated to Bluegrass music. Aside from a tribute to Bill Monroe and a few other "crumbs," where was it?
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