Bill Monroe

Born: 
09/13/1911
City: 
Rosine
Region: 
Kentucky
Country: 
USA
Died: 
09/09/1996
Years Active: 
1930's-1996
Instruments: 
Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals

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William Smith Monroe was an American musician who helped develop the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as The Father of Bluegrass.

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