Sunday, 10 July 2011

Kenny Baker and Bill Monroe - forty years ago?

Jan Michielsen of 4 Wheel Drive (NL/D/B) sends from Belgium this rare and delightful photo of Kenny Baker with Bill Monroe and other Blue Grass Boys. The venue appears to be that of the Festival of American Folklife in Montreal, Canada, where the band played in summer 1971 with a lineup of Monroe (mandolin), Baker and Joe Stuart (fiddles), Jack Hicks (banjo), Dan Jones (guitar), and Doug Hutchens (bass) (see Tony Russell's report 'Big ball in Montreal' in Old Time Music, #2 (autumn 1971), p. 6).