Monroe at the gate

Inspired by Chris Stuart’s 2011 Holiday Poem, illustrator Ryan Wilson imagines Big Mon at the pearly gates welcoming some of the notable bluegrass icons who passed on this year. Can you name them all?

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Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson is a songwriter and bass player from the upstate of South Carolina. He grew up in a musical family and has performed since childhood both vocally and instrumentally, but found his true calling in Bluegrass. His band, Big Iron, has graced stages all over the Southeast with many top bands. Ryan also teaches Mandolin, Guitar, and Bass lessons in and around the upstate.