Bluegrass: How the music of the South found an unlikely home in Upstate New York
Yes, Upstate New York is a popular spot for bluegrass music. But it wasn't always so. Bluegrass as we know it today originated in the late 1930s with ... But its migration, he said, also had a lot to do with Northern college kids traveling south for ...
Genre busting: the origin of music categories
Music comes from everywhere, and so do the names we call it by ... Not least because quite a lot of those genre names come from the artists themselves. Ambient, of course, comes from Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978). Eno says in his ...
Punch says its music goes beyond bluegrass
Where these guys come from is bluegrass. Some of them, like Gabe Witcher, Chris Thile and Eldridge, grew up playing the music because their parents played ... and he asked us if we would do it.” Because Thile was writing for specific musicians he knew ...
Music: ‘You’re ridin’ the bluegrass train’
Where did the records and CDs come from? I know that KMSA donated their bluegrass library to us. And once we were on the air, the recording companies began sending us music. The name got out and singer/songwriters also sent music. And so it goes today.
Appalachian Still brings old-time sound to Northampton Summer Concert Series
How did that happen? "We came from very diverse musical backgrounds and gravitated towards old-time mountain music and bluegrass," said the band's banjoist ... There are so many factors that have to come together; it’s like trying to align the planets ...