MEMPHIS BLUEGRASS MUSIC
COMES ALIVE ONCE MORE
December 28, 2015
|Flyer from The Lucy Opry|
THROUGH THE MODERN MIRACLE of electronics and YouTube in particular, Memphis bluegrass music from the late 1970's and 1980's has come alive once more! We have Jackson, TN, guitarist-vocalist KEVIN WRIGHT to thank for this splendid YouTube link! (See link below) Settle in with that cup of coffee or hot chocolate and be ready to smile or shed a few tears for things and people we know and those we remember fondly whenever that G-run is struck.
Whether it was Yarbrough's Pickin' Post, the beloved Lucy Opry in one of several locations (Fite Road, a Quonset hut, the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, or a one-room schoolhouse), or the Tennessee Gentlemen Bluegrass Shack in that same one-room schoolhouse 'way out on Pleasant Ridge Road, it was bluegrass in Memphis. Oh! What a happy time that was! Check out some very important bluegrass names on that flyer!
Click the link to the past in Memphis bluegrass: http://youtu.be/3LTVVM8CHUo
Enjoy the link. You will want to watch it more than once! We are all trying to keep bluegrass music alive in the Memphis-West Tennessee region. Do your part. Find a jam, grab the instrument out of the closet, and loosen up the fingers. Get ready to pick!
|Tennessee Gentlemen Bluegrass Shack and Sign|
4325 Pleasant Ridge Road, Lucy, TN