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"What a treat this place was. Olive Hill’s Sturgill’s Music Center, a shop-cum-museum, has been a cultural mainstay in Olive Hill for over 55 years, forever promoting the pickin’ of Kentucky bluegrass as opposed to the cutting of it. The talkative and affable lady keeping shop was only too happy to dust off old pictures of Tom T. Hall to appease our curiosity while outlining her connection to him, her late husband having been both a good friend and a former band member. It seems like everyone around here has a Tom T. connection." ... MORE

Bluegrass is a wonderful music. I'm glad I originated it.

- Bill Monroe

TOURS

Our tours to date

I hope the mygrassisblue.com team will be recognized in some manner by the International Bluegrass Music Association. They are working very hard to fulfill the first letter of the IBMA acronym in their home base in Ireland. They are taking bluegrass to an international level by hosting many shows and respecting the roots of our music. A wonderful organization.

- David Pendley, mandolinist with The Kristy Cox Band

BLUEGRASS HISTORY / GIGS & FESTIVALS / TRAILS

Musings from the bluegrass past, the bluegrass crowd and the bluegrass trail

  • Bluegrass History
  • Bluegrass Gigs/Festival
  • Bluegrass Trails

Ricky Skaggs | Europe 1985

"Only a 9-year-old me would have the gumption to solicit Ricky’s attention mid-set during the Dublin leg of his 1985 European tour, his first tour as a bandleader at the height of his 1980's country success and a tour that would spawn an album, 'Live In London', that would leave an indelible impression on me.”

Ricky Skaggs | Europe 1985

"Only a 9-year-old me would have the gumption to solicit Ricky’s attention mid-set during the Dublin leg of his 1985 European tour, his first tour as a bandleader at the height of his 1980's country success and a tour that would spawn an album, 'Live In London', that would leave an indelible impression on me.”

Jimmy Martin | Sneedville, TN | Bluegrass Trails

"... Sneedville, Tennessee, may be one of the poorest towns in the US... but at least it can lay claim to being the hometown of Jimmy 'King of Bluegrass' Martin. Suffice it to say, this is the only reason we found ourselves on the streets of the town searching out signs of Sneedville’s favourite son while receiving inquisitive stares from the few locals we encountered; Sneedville is a friendly town (we got free coffee), but it's still the kind of place where everybody knows everybody else and if you ain’t from round these parts then you’re gonna stand out. We did."

The bluegrass community... can be very strict. I didn't know if I'd be welcomed into the bluegrass community or not, but I think they judge you very fairly... I felt really welcome.

- Steve Martin

WEEKLY FEATURED GALLERY HEADER

2020, Week 22, May 25-31 | (l-r) Justyna & Irene Kelley, Outer Banks #BluegrassIsland Festival 2017

Bluegrass has brought more people together & made more friends than any music in the world.

- Bill Monroe

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