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The Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Inductee Biographies 1991-2014

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 Inductee Biographies 1991-2014There is a new book out for bluegrass fans, followers, historians and more. The Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Inductee Biographies 1991-2014 is the title of the new book Fred Bartenstein wrote with Gary Reid and a few others for the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Fred says, "It looks even better than I thought it would. There are 44 big color and 19 black and white photo portraits, many never-before published. I've put autographed copies up for sale on my website." The book will soon be available through other outlets.

The International Bluegrass Music Museum presents, for the first time in book form, carefully researched and engagingly written profiles of the pioneers of bluegrass music. The authors, who knew most of the Hall of Fame members personally, document not only the facts and career accomplishments of these men and women, but also capture a sense of their personalities and their impact upon fellow musicians and fans. The biographical sketches are accompanied by photographic portraits, many never-before published. A brilliant and multi-colored bluegrass mosaic emerges in this historical work, a handsome addition to the libraries of music lovers everywhere.

The Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Inductee Biographies 1991-2014 for the first time in book form, carefully researched and engagingly written profiles of the pioneers of bluegrass music. The authors, who knew most of the Hall of Fame members personally, document not only the facts and career accomplishments of these men and women, but also capture a sense of their personalities and their impact upon fellow musicians and fans. The biographical sketches are accompanied by photographic portraits, many never-before published. A brilliant and multi-colored bluegrass mosaic emerges in this historical work, a handsome addition to the libraries of music lovers everywhere.

“This is a collection of biographical material about musicians who changed the world they inherited. They changed it suddenly and dramatically, and their creations are still evolving and reaching into the future. Millions turn to that sparkling stream of sound, knowing instantly that it speaks to their souls. Nothing created on our shores is more instantly recognized as ‘American’ than this music called bluegrass.”
 – Joe Wilson, Founder/Chairman Emeritus, National Council for the Traditional Arts

Fred Bartenstein has performed many roles in bluegrass music, including magazine editor, broadcaster, musician, festival MC, talent director, scholar, and consultant. Named a Distinguished Achievement Award recipient by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2006, Bartenstein lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Gary Reid is a bluegrass music historian, journalist, and producer, based in Roanoke, Virginia.

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