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The Music of Bill Monroe featuring
Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and
The Travelin’ McCourys
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 | 8 pm, Kenan Auditorium
Few artists can claim to have created a genre all their own, but Kentucky-born musician Bill Monroe (Sep. 13, 1911 – Sep. 9, 1996) did exactly that when he added North Carolina banjo prodigy Earl Scruggs to his traditional stringband in 1945. Known as the Blue Grass Boys, Monroe and Scruggs, alongside singer/guitarist Lester Flatt, fiddler Chubby Wise and bassist Howard Watts, forged new ground, not only creating an entirely unique genre of American music, but forever changing the course of American rock-and-roll with one of their most famous songs, "Blue Moon of Kentucky" - an early hit for an up-and-coming young musician named Elvis Presley.
More than a century after his birth on a small farm in Kentucky, Monroe's music remains the canon for traditional bluegrass masters and the inspiration for generations of bluegrass-inspired musicians.
Read more at http://uncw.edu/arts/monroe.html
Tickets & Information
Tickets are $35 (Reserved Seating A); $25 (Reserved Seating B); and free for UNCW students with a valid ID*. For tickets and information call or visit the Kenan Auditorium Box Office, Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m. (910) 962-3500 or (800) 732-3643.