One of the many things that have been in the back of my mind over the years, is the amount of work that goes into keeping a bluegrass event, jam session or festival going over many years, generally for little reward and sometimes amidst fierce criticism.
There are many who help make the Australian Bluegrass music scene what it is currently, and keep it alive and in the public focus. There are just as many people who originally worked to create the local scene here in Australia and they may not be known to those of us who have just arrived later in the process.
At the Australian Bluegrass Blog we hope to bring recognition to those people who have helped create, shape and grow Bluegrass Music in Australia by bringing you their stories. John Werner from the Stringbusters raised this idea with me again a few months ago; so it is time to do something about it.
We are currently conducting interviews with a variety of folk and have plans to introduce you to them and others, bit by bit, over the coming months on a page called Bluegrass Profiles.
No doubt there will be a variety of ideas on who should be featured in this project and we do seek your input, but we also ask that you please be patient. We’ll get around to building a comprehensive list as and when we can. Please feel free to chip in and suggest names to feature for the future.
Please stay tuned.