Top Bluegrass Quotes

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1. "Soon the Boov was in the ghost suit and Pig was in the car, which would be a good lyric for a bluegrass song, now that I think of it."
Author: Adam Rex
2. "You know, for most of its life bluegrass has had this stigma of being all straw hats and hay bales and not necessarily the most sophisticated form of music. Yet you can't help responding to its honesty. It's music that finds its way deep into your soul because it's strings vibrating against wood and nothing else."
Author: Alison Krauss
3. "I think the Flecktones are a mixture of acoustic and electronic music with a lot of roots in folk and bluegrass as well as funk and jazz."
Author: Bela Fleck
4. "Bluegrass is wonderful music. I'm glad I originated it."
Author: Bill Monroe
5. "Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year."
Author: Bill Monroe
6. "My mother's a singer and my mother's father is a singer, and everyone on both sides are all country-western bluegrass musicians."
Author: Brandi Carlile
7. "To be a full-blooded hillbilly was to be a living koan. Half of you wanted to be dignified and half of you couldn't tolerate any restraint. You could see it in the regional art and hear it in the music. Wood carving with chainsaws. Cloggers who danced up a storm with the lower half of their bodies, but held the upper half perfectly still and stared off into the distance stone-faced. Or a group of bluegrass musicians who'd be playing the most raucous tunes imaginable, looking around at each other with bemused expressions that seemed to say where's all that racket comin from?Phoebe believed that nearly all the adult males everywhere were pretty much the same way. Most of them could manage to keep the top half of themselves under a semblance of control, but the bottom half tended to run wild. As she continued to descend the trail she couldn't help but think that most men were mentally ill below the waist."
Author: Carolyn Jourdan
8. "What music I listen to day to day changes very, very much. I can go from bluegrass to heavy metal, to blues, to classical and big band and then go to pop and rap."
Author: Casey James
9. "I always loved bluegrass, but there was so much I didn't know about American country music in respect to the origins of this country. It was interesting to see the evolution of it."
Author: Clare Bowen
10. "It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians."
Author: Dan Fogelberg
11. "It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson."
Author: Dan Fogelberg
12. "That's what I love about Nashville and the music community - seeing kids around acoustic music and bluegrass picking parties is the best."
Author: Dierks Bentley
13. "I like big shows, a lot of volume and a lot of energy. I love electric instruments. But I do love mixing those with bluegrass instruments and cranking those up, too, with a little bit of that rock energy."
Author: Dierks Bentley
14. "I think the great country songs mixed with some of that bluegrass instrumentation - and surrounding all that with a little bit of a rock vibe and energy - is the kind of music I make."
Author: Dierks Bentley
15. "I was only going to shoot you if he was in one band. And only if it had a name like Uncle Toejam's Acid Crematorium or something. But bluegrass is good, and hey, music is MY life too. Maybe I'll actually like the guy (assuming he's around long enough). Just don't write and tell me you're in the process of stirring up some baby Custard-Mustards."
Author: Ellen Wittlinger
16. "Bluegrass has a very, very strict musical form. Once you start to dilute it, it disappears."
Author: Emmylou Harris
17. "If you looked at my iPod, you would get a trip out of all the different music, from the real heavy metal to bluegrass to classical."
Author: Eric Close
18. "I play these sort of comical instruments I invented, like the electric rake and the electric plunger. I do a lot of almost stand-up comedy material. Just the juxtaposition of the different styles in itself sometimes is funny. Like, I do sort of an acoustic version of 'Purple Haze' that has some bluegrass licks in it."
Author: Eugene Chadbourne
19. "Some musicians play blues, others classical jazz or bluegrass. I like to play political roles because I can merge my political interests with my creative interests."
Author: Jeffrey Wright
20. "The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work."
Author: Randy Bachman
21. "When I hear bluegrass today, I hear so many new sounds in it. It's almost like country music in a way."
Author: Ricky Skaggs
22. "I had some good teachers. One of the greatest teachers I've had is bluegrass music: going back and listening to Bill Monroe's music, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs. When I was with Ralph Stanley I learned a lot from him."
Author: Ricky Skaggs
23. "Bluegrass is really a big part of my background."
Author: Travis Tritt
24. "I base my roots and history in old blues, old country and old bluegrass, and I like rock 'n' roll, and somehow it all came together, and that is what I am playing now."
Author: Tyler Hilton
25. "Because the blues is the basis of most American music in the 20th century. It's a 12-bar form that's played by jazz, bluegrass and country musicians. It has a rhythmic vocabulary that's been used by rock n' roll. It's related to spirituals, and even the American fiddle tradition."
Author: Wynton Marsalis

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