Recognizable by its hard driving and powerful sound, bluegrass music uses traditional acoustic instruments and features highly distinctive vocal harmonies that entertain the masses. Bill Monroe, considered the father of bluegrass, brought this new sound to the south in the late 1930's and in 1946 Earl Scruggs completed the sound with his three finger picking style on the banjo. Modeled after Bill Monroe's band instruments, Bluegrass bands usually includes the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass fiddle.
In Georgia, bluegrass can be heard all across the state. In Lincolnton, Georgia, The Lewis Family has been performing for over 50 years all over the United State, Canada and Mexico. Just north of Atlanta in Marietta a traditional bluegrass music band, Cedar Hill travels around the south entertaining audiences at bluegrass festivals and concerts. To learn more about The Lewis Family visit their website. To find out what Cedar Hill is up to look them up on the web.