Bluegrass music canceled

It was a good run… 60 plus years. But now, based on the testimony of a janitor/banjo player in rural West Virginia, it has come to an end.

Hiram “Tootie” Walker says that the image of Bill Monroe appeared in a piece of toast while he was breakfasting at Dottie’s Diner outside of Veasley this morning. After rubbing his eyes and swallowing another cup of coffee, Tootie claims that the image spoke to him, saying that bluegrass music was a big mistake. He further quotes his toast as saying that bluegrass music “ain’t no part of nothing,” and that “Elvis was right” and we should all start playing hillbilly rock.

When contacted with this news, Dan Hays of IBMA replied, “Well, I guess that’s it then,” and turned out the lights.

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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.