Here’s a website providing a launching pad for the celebration of the Bill Monroe Centennial next year.
One hundred years since his birth in Rosine, Kentucky, the music genre, conceptualised by Bill Monroe and brought to reality in the 1940’s, is now established, recognised and enjoyed globally by tens of millions of people.
There was three of us brothers to start with, that tried to play music and, of course, they was older than I was, and one of them, Birch, wanted to play the fiddle. Charlie loved the guitar, so I got the mandolin. I wound up with that – Bill Monroe.
The website also lists a host of events which will go towards the year long celebration in 2011 – Bill Monroe Centennial Website.