Bean Blossom

The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festivals

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A long look back at the home of legendary bluegrass festivals and jamborees

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction: Rural Country Music Parks xv 1. Brown County History and Roots 1 2. Origins of the Brown County Jamboree, 1939-41 12 3. The Rund Family's Brown County Jamboree, 1941-51 21 4. Bill Monroe's Brown County Jamboree Park, 1952-57 48 5. Survivals, Revivals, and Arrivals, 1958-66 66 6. Building the Festivals, 1967-68 90 7. The Festival Becomes a Landmark, 1969-71 108 8. The Festival's Golden Age, 1972-82 123 9. Festival People and Lore 145 10. Bill and James Monroe's Festival Park, 1983-97 159 11. Renaissance, Continuity, and Change, 1998 and After 179 Notes 191 List of Interviews 209 Bibliography 213 Index 221 Illustrations follow page 122

Om forfatteren

Thomas A. Adler is a folklorist, banjoist, radio show host, and the former executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Museum. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and first attended Bean Blossom in 1968.