Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Bill Monroe: photos by Lilly Pavlak

Bean Blossom festival 1976: Bill Keith joins Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys on stage

Thanks to Lilly Pavlak for these photos from her collection relating to the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, born one hundred years ago today.

Bean Blossom festival 1976: Bill Keith plays on another set with Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys: Kenny Baker, Bob Black, Randy Davis, Wayne Lewis

Bill Monroe in 1995

The celebratory plaque on the Barn at Rosine, KY

The Monroe home place on Pigeon Ridge in 1995, before restoration

The entrance to the cemetery at Rosine

The monument to Pendleton 'Uncle Pen' Vandiver in Rosine cemetery

The plaque erected near the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in 2005 to commemorate the 'classic' Blue Grass Boys

Map of Rosine for visitors, 2007

The Monroe home place in 2007, after restoration

The restored Monroe home place: interior

The restored Monroe home place: interior

Jerusalem Ridge Festival, 2007: two views of the stage


Below: three views of the audience at the 2007 Festival





Bill Monroe's grave in September 1996, shortly after his funeral (left); and in 2007 (right)