Posted by Derek from Cincinnati on July 07, 19102 at 15:46:32:
In Reply to: Nickel Creek Bluegrass? posted by Mary on July 04, 19102 at 19:12:58:
Folks, the Blues had a copuple of babies, and they became Jazz and Rock and Roll. Bluegrass music has had many branches to come off of it and they all point back to the true bluegrass music. Hopefully Nickel Creek will lead people back to the roots of Bluegrass.
But, as I always point out, Bill Monroe had quite a few different instruments in his band over the years. In my article on Women In BLuegrass that I wrote for GRITZ Magazine (www.gritz.net) I write about Sally Ann Forester. Sally was in Monroe's band before Flatt and Scruggs, and as a matter of fact was in the band for 3 months at the same time as Flatt and Scruggs."Footprints In The Snow" was mentioned in another part of this thread. That song was first recorded (Columbia sessions) with Stringbean and Chubby Wise and Bill and the rest, and with Sally Ann Forester playing on it as well.What did Sally Ann play on those first 8 sides for Columbia, including "Footprints"? The accordion. In Bill Monroe's Band.Hello!!!!
True bluegrass is great.What David Grisman has done as a branch of that music is great.What the fantastic Jerry Douglas has done with the music on his new CD "Lookout For Hope", is great.It all fits.
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