Mudcat Café message #1245394 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72375   Message #1245394
Posted By: Padre
11-Aug-04 - 09:38 PM
Thread Name: Harmonies By The Number
Subject: RE: Harmonies By The Number
I played in a bluegrass band for about 2 years, and like you, I felt that the 'conventions' of chord changes and instrumental breaks were often rather limiting. I grew to appreciate those groups whose approach to the music was broadening (The Country Gentlemen and the Seldom Scene being two local [Washington DC] groups that tried to broaden the music.) And like you, I thought Ralph and Carter Stanley were the very best of the bands to hear at festivals.