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DC: An Unlikely Stop on the Bluegrass Trail

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Busboys and Poets

2021 14th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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Built on the music created by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, bluegrass emerged as a separate genre during the late 1940s, though it was generally called hillbilly music until the mid 1950s. Old-time music generally pre-dates bluegrass and covers a wide range of genres found mostly in rural areas. However, after World War II and new generation of city-bred old time and bluegrass fans emerged here in DC. On July 5th, we will explore the similarities and difference between old-time music and bluegrass as well as examine the heritage and impact of the genres within our nation's Capitol.

Hosted by Georgetown professor and author Kip Lornell, our panel which consist of 11-time Bluegrass singer of the year Dede Wyland, grammy nominated musician Stephen Wade and veteran audio engineer Tim Mindte, will take a deep dive into the celebrated genre.

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