Bill Monroe’s “Sons of Bluegrass” – Billy Baker, Mike Compton, Tom Ewing, Doug Hutchens, & Butch Robins at the Harvester
450 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming presents Bill Monroe’s “Sons of Bluegrass” – Billy Baker, Mike Compton, Tom Ewing, Doug Hutchens, & Butch Robins .
Bill Monroe, the revered Father of Bluegrass, considered his Bluegrass Boys band a training ground for musicians. and the artists who performed in it comprises a Who’s Who of bluegrass musicians. This concert brings together musicians who shared the road and the stage with Monroe for a celebration of his enduring body of music. Banjoist Butch Robins, fiddler Billy Baker, and bassist Doug Hutchens hail from Southwest Virginia. They will be joined by Ohio guitarist Tom Ewing, and mandolinist Mike Compton of the Nashville Bluegrass Band.
Bill Monroe was nicknamed “the Father of Bluegrass” for his pioneering role in the development of the bluegrass style and repertoire. Monroe began his musical career in the 1930s, playing in the country brother duo the Monroe Brothers (alongside his brother Charlie). Monroe has influenced countless musicians in a number of different genres beyond bluegrass. Monroe’s band, “the Blue Grass Boys,” was constantly changing (the only constant in the band was the mandolinist—Monroe), over 150 musicians performed as Blue Grass Boys.
For tickets and more information visit www.harvester-music.com or 540-GUITARS (484-8277).