Mudcat Café message #987816 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61355   Message #987816
Posted By: GUEST,sorefingers
21-Jul-03 - 09:41 PM
Thread Name: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Indeed you are correct John, BG 'is' radiomusic, OT evolved long long ever before recording or radio was invented, hence it can sound uninteresting ON radio. But live BG is so boring that I have seen folks falling asleep! Live OT on the other hand is irritatingly inviting, endlessly fascinating even when they play the same tune over a lot of times, and visualy a feast for the weary radio-ed out punters today, not to mention the fact that it was first of all folkdance.

BG is ear music, OT is feet music!