Music is such an important element of our life. Jus imagine that you are living on a ranch, so far from any bustle of a big city. All the day long you were working on the fresh air, listening to birds signing. Then almost in the evening it was raining and a deafening clap of thunder is still heard. And now you are sitting next to the fireplace and your dog is sleeping near to your feet. And your guests are enjoying the greatest dinner. You drink wine or whiskey and soon someone begins to sing the song all of you know from the very childhood. You have the biggest fun till late, and when it stops raining some of your guests go home, and some of them decide to stay and drink one more bottle of wine. When you go to sleep, you are very tired but the tiredness is a pleasant one, because you had a really wonderful evening.
Nice picture, isn't it? And blue grass singers are to create this image for us with every song they sing. Blue grass singers may not be living on a ranch. They may live on Manhattan, but they have surely felt that wonderful sense of peace in the heart. Country singers usually sing about something very simple and quite complicated at the same time. About Love or Destiny, about Home-sickness or Friendship. Their songs are nice to listen to when unbearable anguish oppresses your heart and you need to live through something very difficult. But there are so many really cheerful songs, that you can dance and sing all the night and feel as happy as never before.
Music performed by blue grass singers is in a way a very complicated one. It sounds like a very old one, which roots are where English people were about to go to America. But in fact, it is relatively young, because the Father of all blue grass singers - Bill Monroe - made this music popular soon after the Second World War. Among blue grass singers there were many women as well. They sang old Irish, Scottish and English ballads, and made men cry, telling stories in a very tough style.
Today blue grass singers perform music a bit different from what we traditionally consider to be country music. Fiddle, laughter and dancing (as well as everything described before) is behind. Nowadays, blue grass singers are the leading part of blue grass composition. Musical instruments are just to support a singer. And the singer usually tells the musical story of murder, criminal and other not so funny and optimistic things. Often a blue grass singer improvises and here a musician should support a singer, but not overwhelm him, because there a singer takes a leading part.
So, this music is a nice thing when you feel sad. Listen to the Foggy Mountain Boys, when you want to get deeper in your blue mood to get over it faster. It is also the nicest thing if you want to enjoy the perfect vocal. All the compositions of a blue grass singer are based on the vocal abilities of a singer, so you surely will be highly pleased with any song.
This music is indeed worth listening to. It contains both traditional elements of country music, modern methods of vocal and old English stories. This is a mixture for those who know there is music that is not for everyone.