Impromtu video from Monroeville

And speaking of Monroeville

The guys have released a live video highlighting their newest member, Eli Johnston. In so doing, they also demonstrate that fears about the future of traditional bluegrass music are both ignorant and unfounded.

These six talented young men, barely out of their teens, lay down a solid version of a song recorded by Flatt & Scruggs before the Monroeville parents collective were born. True, their arrangement owes as much to the Bluegrass Album Band of the 1980s as it does Lester and Earl from the 1950s, but I guess that is still “the old days” for these youngsters.

As the kids say… Son!

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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.