This pathfinder is intended to be a starting point in research about bluegrass music. The genre originated from old-time, blues, Irish, and African music in the early 20th century. Bill Monroe is considered the founder of the music as he infused all these musical influences together in the 1940s. This pathfinder could be used as a guide to discovering more about the history of bluegrass music and the people who developed the genre.
Bluegrass Unlimited is a founding member of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Bluegrass Unlimited (ISSN 0006-5137/USPS #566-230) is published monthly by Bluegrass Unlimited, Inc., 9514 James Madison Hwy., Warrenton, Virginia 20186.
IBMA has heightened the knowledge base within the industry through hundreds of live seminars, webinars, workshops, panel discussions, mentor sessions, crash courses and leadership programs. Throughout each year, information you can use to help reach your goals is also here on this website and delivered in e-blasts to keep you informed about opportunities and developments.
The MusicBrainz Database is where all of the various pieces of information we collect about music are stored, from artists and their releases to works and their composers, and much more. Note: We do not actually store or have access to any of the music recordings!
WhoSampled is open to everyone to submit information about a sample, cover song or remix, and subject to approval it will be added to the database, published across our platforms, to be discovered and discussed by the world.