Thursday, 18 November 2010
International Bluegrass Music Museum Featured On American Television
This video was produced by "World Progress Report with Joan Lunden", a nationally televised program in America on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). The video is a short, yet excellent general introduction to bluegrass music. Unlike many televised features on bluegrass...this production is accurate and to the point. They obviously took the time to do their research.
It is especially interesting to see the inside of International Bluegrass Music Museum(IBMM) in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA. You will hear some excellent commentary from the directors of IBMM.
If you ever have an opportunity to vist Owensboro, KY and the museum, you will be amazed at the bluegrass music history inside this building. You will also learn about the many public events and school programs the IBMM executive director Gabrielle Gray has developed. Keep in mind that Owensboro is only 40 minutes from Bill Monroe's birthplace in Rosine, KY where you can visit the original and restored Monroe Home Place near the infamous Jerusalem Ridge... the Bluegrass Mecca!
Posted by Kevin Lynch at 10:45