The American Sound Goes ‘Bluegrassical’ Saturday at 6pm

The American Sound celebrates American classical music's bluegrass roots Saturday at 6 pm on Classical 101.(Photo: Creative Commons/Flickr)
The American Sound celebrates American classical music's bluegrass roots Saturday at 6 pm on Classical 101.(Photo: Creative Commons/Flickr)

It is true that so-called “classical” music floated over to America by way of Europeans who brought it with them. When it got to our shores, some of it remained the same, and some of it took on other flavors – southern spice, western expansiveness and the folkish flair of America’s country and mountain musics.

Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound, it’s not classical, it’s not bluegrass – it’s Bluegrassical: a salute to American classical music’s bluegrass roots. Join me for fiddle reels, a view of life in a mountain village with Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass and more.

Tune in Saturday at 6 pm when The American Sound goes Bluegrassical on Classical 101!

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