Welcome to Canada South Bluegrass!
Information on Bluegrass Music in Canada's Deep South, the Essex-Kent County area of Ontario.
Radio, Associations, Concerts,Pickin', Bands
A Bluegrass community South of the Canada/US border, bounded by water on three sides, shaded by the Northern extension of the Carolinian Forest (Tulip, Kentucky Coffee, Hackberry & such) and home of that ubiquitous Southern critter, the possum, though it's hard to find a 5 pounder!
Bluegrass Music is a melding of Celtic, Gospel, Blues & Jazz, fathered by Bill Monroe in 1939 in the American South East and played around the World! A predominately vocal form charterized by high lonesome leads and harmonies and supported by stringed instruments in a unique ensemble form (guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & sometimes Dobro). Perhaps the only true remaining Country form - not to be confused with stringband and old time.
William (Bill) Smith Monroe - September 13, 1911 to September 9, 1996 - born and buried in Rosine, Kentucky