Bill Monroe – Mandolin Masters Series

Bill Monroe is a very important figure in the world of mandolin. He helped create bluegrass music, earning him the title Father of Bluegrass. A Bit About Bluegrass Style Bluegrass is encompassed by the genre of country music, taking root in Irish, Scottish and English music while incorporating elements of jazz. These traditional music styles…

5 Famous Jazz Mandolin Players

Mandolin takes 20th century root in American bluegrass and jazz style, both of which utilize tight improvisation and quick movement. With this article we take a look at five famous mandolin players who make/made significant contributions to the jazz mandolin style.  1. Jethro Burns Kenneth Charles Burns earned the name Jethro after touring as comedic duo…
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Badass Females in Country Music

It’s no secret that country music is both male dominated AND conservative. With the development of “bro-country,” female country singers have far less radio time. On top of that, it’s been said that “if you’re a female performer, you have to be original, but not that original; you have to be strong, but not that…
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Best Canadian Country Music Artists 2017

While Nashville might be known for being the country capital of the world, Canada is home to plenty of talented country artists.  Without further delay, here are our top ten picks for best Canadian Country Music Artists of 2017! 10. High Valley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIlgKuHFePA Hailing from Blumenort, Alberta, High Valley consists of brothers Brad and Curtis…