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Is Bluegrass nearly dead in Australia?

Posted by peter somerville on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A prominent bluegrass in Victoria, recently claimed bluegrass is nearly dead in Australia. I'm wondering what other locals think about this? Is old time more prominent now?



4 comments on “Is Bluegrass nearly dead in Australia?”

Banjobrothers Says:
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @12:50:52 AM

Farout! who said that, I think Bluegrass still has a strong following .I hope that not true & Bluegrass is not on the decline in victoria because I just love to see and hear it live at the festivals etc ,its the music that got me started on my banjo journey and I will always stick with it....Long Live Bluegrass!

witty banjo related username Says:
Friday, May 21, 2010 @12:35:36 AM

To paraphrase Zappa: "Bluegrass isn't dead, it just smells funny."

You just gotta pick it up off the ground, brush off the dirt, and put it back in your mouth, as my mother used to tell me.

pluckyfingers Says:
Friday, May 21, 2010 @2:17:26 AM

Be wary Sam. paraphrasing Zappa, (damm that's hard to type) will lead to a life of decay and destruction, ending up just like me, a decrepit and cynical old bugger.

ukuleleph Says:
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @2:35:51 AM

RUBBISH. Lack of airplay does not mean its dead. Heaps love it. Its just a bit inaccessable to Aussies. They don't know where to find it; where to download it from; who to purchase. Aussies don't have a sense of history of the music. Bluegrass Bluegrass Bluegrass Oi Oi Oi !. PS remember Norman Gunston playing the blues harp with Zappa ?. Do you remember Zappa's face when Gunston went into the ABC new theme ?. Priceless. (Apologies to non Aussies for this post - you will have no idea what I have been taling about)

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