bill monroe

Blood On The Bluegrass

Author’s preface: I should start off this piece explaining what it is and isn’t. What this isn’t is a complete history of bluegrass. That’s just not something you can do for a blog post. What this is is a study of the bluegrass genre and a slight history of its roots, formation, troubles and finally, Gothic qualities and what actually makes bluegrass “bluegrass.” This piece … Continue reading Blood On The Bluegrass

dave akeman

A Literal Murder On Music Row: The Story Of Dave Akeman (Stringbean)

Editor’s note: I originally published this on May 30, 2018 on another outlet. If you’ve read it before, it’s the exact same piece from before. Unlike other posts I’ll be re-uploading, I chose to keep this as it was since I already went as far with my research as I possibly could (with the resources I have that is). This was my first attempt at … Continue reading A Literal Murder On Music Row: The Story Of Dave Akeman (Stringbean)