Hooked on Bluegrass

Warren Hellman

Somehow for as long as I can remember I have felt somehow connected to bluegrass music. I thought maybe I had a latent talent for playing the 5 string banjo but found my enjoyment had to be vicarious in that I had no ability whatsoever. There is simply something about the music itself as well as the honesty of most of the lyrics that simply resonates.

I was in South America many years ago and took a yoga class. At the end the woman who taught the class said, “For our deep relaxation, I would like each of you to think about being in your favorite place.” When we finished she asked each of us where we had been. I said I was driving back from running, listening to bluegrass music on the radio.

(posted 11/27/2005)

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