Playing Bluegrass in the USA – is it like bringing sand to the beach?

BGP at Bean Blossom 2014

Once you’ve been playing bluegrass a while it is almost a given to be on every non-American’s bucket list to visit the US and play there. Just as certain, however, is answering questions about whether it’s a case of bringing sand to the beach.

With Bluegrass Parkway, we have made three band tours there. In 2005, 2009 and 2014 and all three trips left us with unforgettable experiences. We go there not in some misguided attempt to conquer, but to be inspired, soak up the culture and buy a cool instrument (or two). Continue reading “Playing Bluegrass in the USA – is it like bringing sand to the beach?”