Bluegrass in Nashville: A Picker's Paradise

The Station InnMonday’s Washington Post included a special feature by Jedd Ferris, who explores the bluegrass scene in and around Nashville.

Ferris, the managing editor of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine in Charlottesville, VA, reminds readers about the historic links between bluegrass and Music City and points out that those links are stronger now with many well-known bluegrass personality being residents in the region. Of course, the IBMA also has its offices in the city’s Music Row district.

Additionally, he visits three of the best-known venues famous for presenting bluegrass music, the Ryman Auditorium, the Station Inn, both in downtown Nashville, and, further afield, central Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, home of the concert series, Bluegrass Underground.

The full story, with a photo slide show, can be accessed online.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.

He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.