• On this Day #6 – Angelika Torrie

    On this day in 1968 ………. On November 6, 1968, Angelika Torrie was born. The long-time treasurer of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA), was born and raised in Dornach, near Basel, Switzerland. She grew up in an environment where classical music was

  • On This Day #5

    On this day in 1967 …… On December 25, 1967, the Osborne Brothers’ recording of Rocky Top was released. Recorded on November 16, 1967, Rocky Top was the second of three songs cut during an afternoon session at Bradley’s Barn, Mount Juliet,

  • On This Day #4: The Traditional Grass

    On this day in 1983  …… On December 5, 1983, The Traditional Grass was formed. Joe Mullins, banjo player for The Traditional Grass,  retells the history of the group  ….. “We worked a Flea Market in downtown Dayton, Ohio, and it was a

  • On This Day #3

    On this day in 1950 ..... On November 21, 1950, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had their first recording session for Columbia Records. During an afternoon session at The Tulane Hotel (Castle Studio) Nashville, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - assisted by

  • On This Day #2

    On this day in 1990 ..... The British Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA) was formed. “Reacting to an initiative by Mal Salisbury, a group of 10 British bluegrass music enthusiasts gathered together at the George & Dragon Inn, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, on Saturday,

  • On This Day #1

    We are fortunate that Richard F. Thompson has agreed to continue his look at the history of bluegrass with an ongoing series of occasional pieces entitled, On This Day. On this day in 1948 ..... Lynn Morris was born. A music lover from