Bing’s Bluegrass Blog – Week 2

Bill Monroe Bill Monroe is known as the “Father of Bluegrass.” To my knowledge, bluegrass is the only musical genre whose existence is largely attributed to one person. Jelly Roll Morton claimed to have invented jazz, and W. C. Handy … Read More

Bluegrass: Folk Music In Overdrive 2019

2019 was the year the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association presented six classes to senior citizens about Bluegrass Music. Andy Bing, a longtime member of the HVBA organized the sessions for the Lifelong Learning Institute held on the campus of Vassar … Read More

Evolution of Bluegrass 2016

In our third go-around, David Gandin, representing the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, presented six classes at The Center for Lifetime Study held at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie. Fred Robbins was there to capture all of the classes and the fabulous … Read More

Bluegrass At Marist CLS

In the Spring of 2012, HVBA ran a six-week class for Marist College’s Center for Lifetime Study on The Evolution of Bluegrass, which proved to be a smash hit. CLS is a continuing-education program for seniors, with courses ranging from … Read More

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