Posted by Jesse East on July 10, 19102 at 12:17:31:
In Reply to: Re: Nickel Creek Bluegrass? posted by Derek from Cincinnati on July 07, 19102 at 15:46:32:
Yes, but when Sally Ann was playing her accordian with Monroe the music had not been named "Bluegrass". At that time, Bill had a vision as to what his new music style should sound like, and it was still evolving. Actually it evolved for nearly 10 years before being called Bluegrass. And then it was the Banjo and the Mandolin that defined this new music style. Today, all Bluegrass bands will have either mandolin or fiddle, and sometimes, both----but they always will have a Banjo. Without a Banjo, you have lost the sound that Monroe put in place for this sytle music.
So, if NC wants to be Bluegrass, they will have to find a good Banjo player to help them get that sound. Without it, all you have is some wonderful acoustic music by some very talented pickers, but you dont truly have Bluegrass. Of course, this is just my opinion, but I expect it is shared by a good number of us who are old enough to know the meaning of this style music.
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