Washington Post on DC bluegrass scene

The Washington Post ran an article in Sunday’s edition about the gradual resurgence of bluegrass music in our nation’s capitol. This piece, by Michael Alison Chandler, discuses how DC was once a hotbed of activity for bluegrass and acoustic music, where bands like The Country Gentlemen and Seldom Scene got their starts, but saw interest in the music dwindle after the 1970s.

He describes some area jams, and mentions the efforts of the DC Bluegrass Union to keep the music going in the DC, northern VA and southeastern MD areas.

Much of the hopeful tone in the article is based on Chandler’s discussions with a number of younger musicians who are developing a following in DC.

Read the entire article here.

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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.