Bluegrass music is sometimes mistaken for the blues. It first appeared during the time of the second world war here in the United States. An original band known as the bluegrass boys are known for being the founders of this type of music. Basically, that is where the name is derived from.
Over the years there have been changes or variations of bluegrass music. However there are many common elements of the original bluegrass music still around to this day. Today there is even a Christian type of bluegrass music that is becoming more and more popular.
The lyrics and flow of bluegrass music are very similar to that of country music. One element that helps this type of music stand out is the fact that it is very acoustical in nature. You will not usually find any electric guitars or other modern electronic musical instruments associated with this type of music generally. It is for this reason that this type of music is played in smaller venues than others.
The music is created by a few instruments such as fiddles, banjos, and various types of guitars. People seem to love it so much because it is very soothing. Many listeners relate to the songs very well. This gives them a more intimate connection to it because it reminds them of times past and a less complicated world.
Recently, there have been a few modern movies made that feature bluegrass. People seem to enjoy the movies even more because the music was authentic bluegrass. The use of bluegrass in these movies helped draw the audience in and make them feel as if they were right there in that same time period.
Source by Greg A Brown