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No Light In The Window

Posted by blamethebanjo on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

One of the great things about my years living in Kentucky was the fact that I lived just a short trip away from Rosine.That little town where Bill Monroe and his brothers and sister grew up.

Those familiar with his songs can see them come to life as you wonder the very places that inspired so many of them.The first time I drove up the road that winds on up the hill and looked out over Jeruselam Ridge, I felt like I could have turned to see Mr.Monroe peering out over the scenery too.

This is the place of Uncle Pen.The place they walked and talked back in a time when none of them could have guessed how far this music would take Bill Monroe.Nobody could have guessed that a new type of American music was being fashioned in that little town.Bluegrass developed with the help of other players from other areas of coarse,but it is here that the high lonesome sound still echos through the woods and Kentucky's blue moon still shines down.The old homeplace has been restored now and visitors can see it much as it was when the Monroe family lived there.

If you ever get the chance to go to Rosine you won't be sorry.I hope you get to visit there someday.I'm glad I have so many times.



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