I agree completely with the post about drums. Bluegrass has the mando chop, that’s all the percussion we need. They weren’t appropriate when Jimmy Martin , The Osborne Brothers or Jim and Jesse used them. They are no more welcome now.
As a Bluegrass radio host, I find it amazing that so many artists now use them on their recordings, and that some of the worst offenders make the BU chart. I know that drums are used in the recording process by many engineers, but they don’t need to be heard outside the studio.
I the words of the great philosopher, Ron Thomason, “Why do so many drummers hang around with musicians?”