Gene Lowinger photo gallery online

Gene Lowinger - I Hear A Voice Calling: A Bluegrass MemoirIn September we drew attention to the excellent new book, I Hear A Voice Calling: A Bluegrass Memoir, written and illustrated by Gene Lowinger and published by the University of Illinois Press. In the book, Lowinger recounts his life in bluegrass music, including his stint playing fiddle with Bill Monroe.

Gene also chronicled the time he was most actively involved in bluegrass (1960s) as a photojournalist. Recently, he has added some new photographs and memorabilia to his web site. To see them, go to, click Galleries and select the option ‘I Hear A Voice Calling – Historical.’

Bill Monroe at a jam in 1965 - photo by Gene LowingerLowinger studied photography at the New School in New York, and spent many years shooting in the Middle East, Europe and Russia. He went on to study classical violin after his “intership” with Big Mon, and now teaches both music and photography from his home in New Jersey.

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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.