The Birth of Jesus Gospel music and Christian faith are cornerstones of bluegrass music and culture. The true test of a groups vocal prowess is a bluegrass gospel trio or quartet number. Here are a few of the most breathtaking. “Jesus Christ Is Born” by Ralph Stanley : Stanley uses twisting mountain harmonies and a rousing gospel chorus to retell the Christmas story and encourage listeners to do the same. “Will We Have Room For Jesus” by Jimmy Martin: Martin wisely reflects on Jesus humble origins and how they might fit in to todays Christmas celebrations. “The Carpenter Shop” by The Bluegrass Cardinals: This country gospel -flavored Christmas song tells the story of the reason Jesus was born, both simply and beautifully.
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It takes ‘Luck’ to preserve Bluegrass music
If I can just keep em going long enough to love it, theyll have it with them the rest of their lives. Luck said having an opportunity to perform at the S.C. State Bluegrass Festival is big for his students, who range in age from 7-years-old to a septuagenarian. Music is contagious, he said. When you present it to people, they want to do it. I recommend you start as soon as you can hold the instrument. Thats the best time. Its not too late to start at any age.
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Bluegrass Music Festival continues
and continue until 10 p.m. Sunday’s show will be held from 1:15 to 5 p.m. A church service will be held prior to the show from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Mike Powell leading the service and White Dove providing the music.
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The Juilliard Of Bluegrass Music
”And our best students leave here after two years knowing more than I knew after 10 years of playing.” Levelland, a town of 15,000, is 25 miles due west of Lubbock, which, in West Texas, is a quick spin to the corner store. It’s a painfully flat country of cotton fields, oil wells and jack rabbits. But music, too. West Texas claims as its sons such stars and legends as Buddy Holly and Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison and Bob Wills, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely. Music is in the air (maybe even throbbing in the barbwire), inescapable, like cotton dust at ginning time. That a student can get an associate of arts degree in country music here feels right.
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