Posted by Bob Cunningham on January 15, 19103 at 13:37:14:
The information below came from the PBS web site. I checked my local listings and it is not airing in January in Detroit anyway.
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up to watch for this program in your area!
THE LEGENDS OF BLUEGRASS: THREE PICKERS
The immensely popular soundtrack to the Coen brothers' movie hit O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? demonstrated the widespread appeal of what folk music aficionados have treasured for years -- the uniquely American music called bluegrass. It was more than 50 years ago that banjoist Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys and transformed the band with his rapid "three-finger style" of picking, giving the music one of its most distinctive qualities in the process. Now GREAT PERFORMANCES showcases bluegrass' driving forces of the past half-century when Scruggs is joined on stage for the first time by both Doc Watson (guitar) and Ricky Skaggs (mandolin). Also joining the celebration will be other notable banjo-picking devotees in performances of classic bluegrass hits like "Blue Moon of Kentucky," "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," and other signature tunes.
Watch for the launch of the Web companion for THE LEGENDS OF BLUEGRASS: THREE PICKERS in 2003.
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