More shit-whining from the interminable “Traditional” vs. “Newgrass” pissing contest:

https://bluegrasstoday.com/the-death-of-traditional-bluegrass-music/

The really telling bit:

In the past few months there has been much written and said (mostly in heated debate) about the direction of our beloved genre of bluegrass music. Traditional vs. Progressive. Inclusion, exclusion, intrusion and, in some cases delusion.

Sorry to break it to Mr. “Traditionalist”, but what he’s doing amounts to little more than being a Bill Monroe cover-band.

Why is this sort of “preservation”¬† lauded when people like this guy do it — but everybody (justifiably) laughs their asses off at somebody who would willingly be in (say) a KISS cover-band?

Quite frankly, the above strikes me as every bit as “authentic” a form of “preservation’ as anything the “traditional” Bluegrass types have ever done.

It is in many ways, equally pathetic.

 

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