A bluegrass player is often asked about the difference between the bluegrass style and the country style.
“I don’t know,” says Tim O’Brien.
“But I do know that the bluegills sing a blue country song and I think it’s because they like to sing the songs.
So I guess it depends.”
In fact, bluegrass has evolved and it is no longer just about the song, says O’Briens.
It is about the music itself.
Bluegrass is a great song and we all like to hear it.
O’ Briens is the author of Bluegrass Blues: The Complete Guide to Bluegrass, the definitive guide to the genre.
O-Brients Bluegrass: The Blues and Country Songbook is a $34.95 hardcover and comes with the Bluegrass Bluegrass App.
The book features over 2,400 songs, ranging from country songs to pop hits, blues and country classics, and the classic folk songs of the 1960s and 70s.
The app is a free download for iOS and Android devices.
“It’s really an introduction to the blue-grass music and the music is so much more than just music,” O’Reilly says.
“The songs are the heart of the music and it’s really about the songs, which is what makes bluegrass so special.”
The Bluegrass Show has been touring across Canada for the past few years and is the first Canadian tour to feature country, blue and country songs.
The show is the brainchild of Canadian artist and musician, Ben O’Donnell.
“This is a lot of work,” Oeddles says of his project.
“Ben is a brilliant musician and a great musician who’s been doing this for the last 30 years.
He’s worked in many different areas including the theatre, the film industry, music, publishing, he has done everything.”
Oeddes Bluegrass has become a national event.
Oedds Bluegrass tour has been running for four years.
Odds says there is a big difference between working with a touring band and working with local musicians.
“In the past, you’ve only got one band and it doesn’t matter who you are, it doesn, it can’t be that important,” Oeds says.
Oeds Bluegrass Tour will take place at the Brierfield Park in Toronto, Canada from September 1 to 6.
Tickets cost $50 and go on sale Thursday.
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