Statement of PurposeThis organization was formed out of the love for BLUEGRASS music and to promote local Maine bands.
BLUEGRASS is a term that has been applied to a wide variety of music. While exact definition may vary among people who consider themselves BLUEGRASS fans or musicians there would be little disagreement over this broad one.BLUEGRASS is recognized as a unique musical form, a music in which singers accompany themselves with ACOUSTIC rather than electric instruments, bringing together amateur and professional musicians as well as devoted fans who believe in and support this great music called BLUEGRASS.
BLUEGRASS music was stylized and expanded by other great pioneers such as: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Jim & Jesse, Reno & Smiley, Osborne Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Martin, Country Gentlemen, Lilley Brothers & Don Stover – to name just a few.
BLUEGRASS music was developed from Folk, Mountain and Old-Time Southern String Band Music of the 1900’s. Early entertainers such as the Monroe Brothers, Blue Sky Boys, Delmore Brothers, J.E. & Wade Mainer, Clayton McMichen and many, many others, helped to lay the foundation and create the atmosphere that allowed BLUEGRASS music to be born.
We intend to preserve, promote and maintain the integrity and roots of this great Acoustic string band music called BLUEGRASS here in the State of Maine.
This association is a member of the International Bluegrass Music Association
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