See I am from Northeastern Kentucky the music here is heavily centered on Appalachian folk music and its descendants, especially in eastern Kentucky. Bluegrass music is of particular regional importance; Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, was born in the Ohio County community of Rosine, and he named his band, the Blue Grass Boys, after the bluegrass state, i.e., Kentucky. Travis picking, is an influential guitar style, is named after Merle Travis, born and raised in Muhlenberg County. Kentucky is home to the Country Music Highway (Highway 23), which extends from Portsmouth, Ohio to the Virginia border in Pike County.
I bet you’re wondering what my Redneck Symphony would be. Well in my Redneck symphony there would be any Bluegrass band on stage. There are so many that I love to listen to. Each one of them plays just a little bit different but I love to listen to them all. Bluegrass music old or new it doesn’t matter. I could listen to all day long. Here is a list of a few not in any particular order that I love to listen to.
- Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
- The Grascals
- Lonesome River Band
- Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out
- Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
- Uptown Blue
- Earl Scruggs
- Dave Adkins
- Turning Ground