Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass

RSkaggs_Bluegrass.jpg

In the mid-1990s, Dolly Parton and Ricky Skaggs each turned away from the contemporary country market—and each enjoyed a creative renaissance making rich, authentic bluegrass instead.

Now Ricky is burrowing ever more deeply into the past by offering ultra-faithful renditions of songs by Bill Monroe’s pioneering mid-’40s group. It’s a labor of love carried out with skill and warmth, but it also poses the question: Why bother when the originals are still available?

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

Mr. and Mrs. Fisher welcome baby Isaiah.
Frankie Ballard, Maddie & Tae, Eric Paslay and Cole Swindell round out the night.
Rascal Flatts’ residency runs through March 14.
The American Idol judge needed only an acoustic guitar or a minimal rhythm section to delight the crowd.