Country Music in Washington

The Bluegrass Capital

Explore Washington’s origins as an unlikely epicenter for bluegrass, spurred on by WAMU’s extensive bluegrass programming, as well as several nationally known groups like the Seldom Scene.

The Bluegrass Capital

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More to Explore from Country Music in Washington

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    The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

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    For almost 50 years, The Country Gentlemen entertained audiences with a special brand of progressive bluegrass music. Today, a tribute band tries to keep their sound alive and give listeners a sound they thought they'd never hear again.

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    Bluegrass at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse

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    Some have called the old schoolhouse in Lucketts, Virginia the “Grand Ole Opry of Bluegrass.” We take a step inside the history of this special place and explore what it's like to be at the schoolhouse on a bluegrass Saturday night.

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    Rob's Bluegrass Barn

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    For almost 30 years The Friendly Inn near Ellicott City, Maryland was a go-to spot for bluegrass music in the Washington-Baltimore corridor. When the bar closed, Friendly Inn regular Rob Miller and friends carried on the Friendly Inn camaraderie in his 19th century barn, which he rehabbed and transformed into a bluegrass venue.

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