Tag: Neil Rosenberg

Blue Yodel #56 – Mr. Blue Grass Smarty Pants

| December 10, 2012 | 5 Comments
Mr. Bluegrass Smarty Pants

Our guest smarty pants this week has been called the Father of Bluegrass History—okay, I just called him that, but it’s apt. Neil Rosenberg is Professor Emeritus of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, a chair formerly held by Gandalf. Neil is also one of […]


On This Day #3

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

On this day in 1950 ….. On November 21, 1950, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had their first recording session for Columbia Records. During an afternoon session at The Tulane Hotel (Castle Studio) Nashville, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs – assisted by Curly Seckler [mandolin], […]


Carlton Haney – a bluegrass life

| April 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

Richard Thomspon has prepared this brief biography of Carlton Haney. Its publication has been delayed awaiting some of the personal tributes that are included, and a spot of poor health on Richard’s part. Carlton L Haney, one of the most colorful, larger-than-life characters in a […]


I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #23

| October 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information will include births and deaths; […]


Canadian Bluegrass site launches

| June 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass Gazette has launched as an online community site to promote and foster the bluegrass scene in Canada. It takes the form of both a monthly magazine, and a social networking interface under the direction of editor Rick Thompson. Monthly columns are scheduled from noted […]


International Country Music Conference in Nashville

| May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

The 27th annual International Country Music Conference is scheduled for later this week in Nashville. This annual event, hwld on the campus of Belmont University, brings together scholars and academics who make country music their field of study. Noted bluegrass historian Neil Rosenberg points out […]


Bluegrass at Harvard

| January 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

Harvard University has scheduled an academic event on February 6 focused on bluegrass music. The one day seminar is entitled, Fire On The Mountain – A Bluegrass Symposium, and will feature a keynote address and panel discussions including a number of prominent bluegrass musicians and […]


New IBMA Board members announced

| July 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

The seating of five newly-elected members of  the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association has just been announced. Three incumbent board members return to their seats along with two new members to fill the Board’s full complement of 17 members. From IBMA’s […]


Rosenberg Bill Monroe Discography finally available

| June 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

The latest effort from noted bluegrass music author Neil Rosenberg, The Music Of Bill Monroe, which Richard Thompson profiled for us late last year, is now shipping from the University of Illinois Press. It was written in conjunction with the late Charles Wolfe. This is […]


Neil Rosenberg on The Music of Bill Monroe

| December 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

Continuing with a Bill Monroe/Neil Rosenberg theme… I recently had occasion to correspond with Neil about his upcoming book, The Music Of Bill Monroe, written with the late Charles Wolfe, and due for a 2007 release by the University of Illinois Press. It is described […]