Carlton Haney, from Reidsville, North Carolina is credited with envisioning and producing the first weekend-long bluegrass music festival, which was held in Fincastle, Virginia in The availability of traditional music broadcasting and recording, nationwide bluegrass festivals, and movie, television, and commercial soundtracks featuring bluegrass music have helped to bring the music out of obscurity.
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys achieved national prominence with tour sponsorship by Martha White Flour and for playing the soundtrack for the previously mentioned film Bonnie and Clyde as well as through the Beverly Hillbillies television show. The soundtrack to the movie Deliverance also featured bluegrass music, specifically Dueling Banjos , performed by Eric Weissberg on banjo and Steve Mandell on guitar.
Bill Monroe passed away on September 9, , four days before his 85th birthday. In May , he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of the profound influence of his style on popular music.
Bluegrass music is now performed and enjoyed around the world. More information can be obtained at Wikipedia. The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, promoting bluegrass music in Texas.
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The fifth string is usually the same gauge as the first, but starts from the fifth fret, three-quarters the length of the other strings. This article uses Helmholtz pitch notation to define banjo tunings. The music incorporated songs and rhythms from string band, gospel black and white , black laborer work song, country, and blues music repertoires. It is also very frequently used in traditional "trad" jazz. He was soon performing for London society, where he met Sir Arthur Sullivan , who recommended that Cammeyer progress from arranging the music of others for banjo to composing his own music. Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys achieved national prominence with tour sponsorship by Martha White Flour and for playing the soundtrack for the previously mentioned film Bonnie and Clyde as well as through the Beverly Hillbillies television show. With his virtuoso playing, he helped show that banjos could make more sophisticated music than normally played by blackface minstrels.