Hooked on Bluegrass

Austin McGregor

I got hooked on bluegrass just over five years ago. I had never heard about bluegrass growing up.

One day I was with a friend riding around in the car. He put in a CD, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. That was my first exposure to bluegrass. I loved the sound of it, and found it interesting the way all the musicians feed off of each other. I thought it was cool the way they all took solos, unlike rock music where typically just one instrument takes the lead. I heard the banjo, and I liked how unique it sounded. From there I went to a music store, picked up a banjo, and started learning how to play.

(posted 8/7/2011)

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