Bill Monroe

Who invented bluegrass music?

Bill Monroe

Is Kentucky bluegrass actually blue?

Kentucky Bluegrass is a funny name, as it turns out, because it didn’t come from Kentucky and lawns of Kentucky Bluegrass are green, not blue. Although it’s the most popular grass in North America, Kentucky Bluegrass isn’t native to North America. Instead, it’s native to Europe, Asia and Northern Africa.

Why is it called Blue Grass?

1945, Appalachia, U.S. Bluegrass music is a genre of American roots music that developed in the 1940s in the United States Appalachian region. The genre derives its name from the band Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys.

Where is live from here recorded?

The show’s home was at the Town Hall in New York City, though initially it was at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. The show debuted in its new home in the 2019–2020 season at The Town Hall, with its broadcast on September 7, 2019.

Why is live from here Cancelled?

American Public Media abruptly canceled Live From Here in June, citing concerns about financial challenges caused by the pandemic. Stations could continue to air rebroadcasts through Sept. 19, but after that programmers found themselves needing to fill two, and sometimes four, hours of vacant space in their schedules.

Why is it called Kentucky bluegrass?

The name Kentucky bluegrass derives from its flower heads, which are blue when the plant is allowed to grow to its natural height of 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 feet). Poa pratensis is the type species of the grass family Poaceae.

How can I listen to live from here?

On the Web. Every Saturday, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time, visit to listen to an audio stream of the show.

Does Kentucky bluegrass stay green in winter?

Kentucky Bluegrass Does Well Another grass that stays green during the winter is Kentucky bluegrass (​Poa pratensis​). This grass is blue-green in color, cold hardy enough for the Pacific Northwest and tolerant of both heat and shade.