Monday, January 26, 2015

Crackers on Commercial

Hard to believe that bluegrass was once the punk rock of its day. The only thing that distinguished it from whatever else was on offer at the Grand Ole Opry was the speed of its delivery, which is to say fast.

As to bluegrass's cross-cultural appeal, check out Robert Altman's Nashville (1975), the scene where country singer Tommy Brown, his wife and friends, do their best to sit through a bluegrass song.

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