Hearing the name Jerry Garcia doesn’t just evoke thoughts of The Grateful Dead. His iconic persona represents the jam band genre, the 1960s counterculture movement and a certain point in the history of the country. The same could be said for John Coltrane and jazz, Elvis Presley for rock n’ roll and even Mozart and classical. But Bill Monroe is no such household name despite being on the same level as many of these founding fathers.
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