Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

Examine the history of bluegrass music, from its origins to its eventual worldwide popularity, and hear from dozens of musicians who explain the ways bluegrass music transcends generational, cultural and geographic boundaries.

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Bill Monroe's Formative Years


Bill Monroe spent his early years with his Uncle Pen and Arnold Schultz, both musicians.

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Earl Scruggs Joins Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys


Earl Scruggs revolutionized what people thought was possible from the banjo.

Bluegrass: A Singular Musical Ensemble


Chris Thile explains "explosive creativity."

Bluegrass Musicians Receive Hero's Welcome in Japan


Bluegrass musicians traveling in Japan were shocked to see how they were treated.