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The Lonesome River Band at the 12th annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass music seeped in history and the foundation of traditional, American music. American music in general started in the colonial days when the African board-instrument players met the European fiddlers. “Through those two instruments, it derived into everything that we have today. I feel like the historical significance of those two instruments, building the tradition of American music, needs to be taught and maintained in the world of music,” says multi-award winning banjo picker . “Bluegrass, as a genre, was born in the 1940s when Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs got together. That’s what created the sound that we base …

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