#TheClassics: Bill Monroe ‘The Wayfaring Stranger’
Everyone needs a certain appreciation for the classics – those songs that inspired the Texas and Nashville tunes we hear today. There was a certain honesty in songwriting back in the day that deserves to be recognized and remembered.
For all those bluegrass fans out there, I bring you the father of this popular style - Bill Monroe. The growing popularity of his music brought about a folk revival in the 1960s, a resurgence similar to the one we are seeing today. You can hear his influence in various artists across our scene, including The Dirty River Boys and The Wheeler Brothers, as well as other genres - like the very successful Mumford & Sons.