What kind of stories would you like to see at Bluegrass Today?

This week we are asking for your help as we do some refining of the site, and make plans for the next revision.

Please let us know what sort of content you would most enjoy seeing on Bluegrass Today. Do you like to read the hard news, or would you like to see more artist profiles, CD reviews, video… or what have you?

This poll will allow you to enter any other answer that occurs to you. Since that can make for a very long list of results, we will wait and show the vote tally sometime before IBMA in Nashville at the end of September.

You can also leave comments on this post if you’d like to offer a longer response.


 

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Chris Quinn

    – Firstly, I appreciate all that is already here at Bluegrass Today. Thanks to all the staff and columnists.

    – I would like to see more about the history and first generation of bluegrass artists. There are lots of folks, new to the music, who don’t know what they are missing.

    Understandably, what is current deserves press and that should never be compromised, but if bluegrass artists and fans don’t understand and know where it all came from, then where can it significantly go?

    We are about to witness a generation of new bluegrass fans and players who will only know Earl Scruggs as a part of bluegrass’ past.

    How about a tribute to Curly Seckler? How about an interview with Sonny Osborne? How about a profile of The McReynolds Brothers?

    To know why bluegrass sounds the way it does today, a healthy appreciation of the past is essential.

    – I also think if there is to be an historic album of the week, perhaps consider progressing through the decades, two recordings in each review, from the 40’s until 2012, then go back and do it all again. Archive it online where subscribers can access it all.

    – How about historic photos of the veterans throughout their career? Show Doyle Lawson holding a banjo during his Jimmy Martin years.

    Keep up the good work, everyone.

    Thanks.

    • franklin gadd

      This a great idea I’d like to see some more history of bluegrassers from the past and some that may be obscure to the more reknowned bluegrassers from the past. Some of these people are and were just as fervant for this type of music and have tremendous amounts to to give for the shaping of the genere of music. I’m sure there is tons of information about past and Local and regional blugrass players from the past that hasn’t hit the big time but who have paid thier dues for the love of this music. Iknow there has been alot od past articles of players from the past in (BU) Bluegrass Unlimited s articles but I agree that newer preformers and up and coming s need to know about the history of this music. I enjoy this Bluegrass today for a variety of news and happinings keep up the great work Thanks