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The primary difference between a New England bluegrass band and a Southern bluegrass band…


I’d like to enlighten you about the primary difference between a New England bluegrass band and a Tennessee bluegrass band.  I first realized the need for this post when we went to Canobie Lake Park for Screamfest last weekend.  In addition to screaming, Screamfest involved a bluegrass band.  Thanks, Deliverance, for painting rollicking good music as the stuff of horror.  (Before I proceed, let me be clear: the band at Screamfest was lively, the banjo player picked like a pro, and I don’t mean to impugn the skills of the musicians in any way.) Continue reading The primary difference between a New England bluegrass band and a Southern bluegrass band…