High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (1994)

Genres - Music, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History, Social History, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A must-see video for die-hard Bluegrass fans, as well as a mandatory "Bluegrass primer" for those who are just becoming interested in the uniquely American roots of country music. Bluegrass as a musical form was derived from a combination of African and Scottish/Irish traditions. The video explores these origins and provides an engaging and fascinating look at a musical evolution, featuring over 100 songs and bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe, that Stanley Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Martin, Flatt & Scruggs and many others.

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bluegrass-music, music