Industrial strength bluegrass : Southwestern Ohio's musical legacy /

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Urbana : University of Illinois Press,, United States, p.1 online resource (xxv, 220 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00835040, bisacsh, Bluegrass music, fast, History and criticism., MUSIC / General, Ohio


Includes bibliographical references and index.A Southwestern Ohio Bluegrass Timeline -- Appalachian Migration : Setting the Musical Stage in Southwestern Ohio / Phillip J. Obermiller -- Bobby Osborne Remembers How It Was / Bobby Osborne and Joe Mullins -- All the Way to the Fence : Bluegrass Broadcasting in the Miami Valley / Daniel Mullins -- Taking the Music Home : Bluegrass Recording Studios, Record Labels, and Record Stores / Mac McDivitt -- Sing Me Back Home : Early Bluegrass Venues in Southwestern Ohio / Larry Nager -- Using My Bible for a Roadmap : Sacred Bluegrass Music in the Miami Valley / Fred Bartenstein -- Green to Bluegrass : Reflections on an Unlikely Musical Career / Lily Isaacs -- Buckeyes in the Briar Patch : Southwestern Ohio Bluegrass in the 1970s / Jon Hartley Fox -- The Living Arts Center's East Dayton Roots / Rick Good -- Bluegrass Music and Urban Appalachian Identity in Cincinnati / Nathan McGee -- Distinctive Qualities of Southwestern Ohio Bluegrass / Ben Krakauer."In the twentieth century, Appalachian migrants seeking economic opportunities relocated to southwestern Ohio, bringing their music with them. Between 1947 and 1989, they created an internationally renowned capital for the thriving bluegrass music genre, centered on the industrial region of Cincinnati, Dayton, Hamilton, Middletown, and Springfield. Fred Bartenstein and Curtis W. Ellison edit a collection of eyewitness narratives and in-depth analyses that explore southwestern Ohio's bluegrass musicians, radio broadcasters, recording studios, record labels, and performance venues, along with the music's contributions to religious activities, community development, and public education. As the bluegrass scene grew, southwestern Ohio's distinctive sounds reached new fans and influenced those everywhere who continue to play, produce, and love roots music. Revelatory and multifaceted, Industrial Strength Bluegrass shares the inspiring story of a bluegrass hotbed and the people who created it"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 29, 2021).