On the Bus with Bill Monroe
- Author : Mark Hembree
- Publisher : University of Illinois Press
- File Size : 42,5 Mb
- Release : 26 April 2022
- ISBN : 9780252053412
- Page : 224 pages
Summary: On the Bus with Bill Monroe PDF is a Fantastic Music book by Mark Hembree. It was published by University of Illinois Press on 26 April 2022. This Book has 224 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
A backstage audition led Mark Hembree into a five-year stint (1979–1984) as the bassist for Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. Hembree’s journey included playing at the White House and on the acclaimed album Master of Bluegrass. But it also put him on a collision course with the rigors of touring, the mysteries of Southern culture, and the complex personality of bandleader-legend Bill Monroe. Whether it’s figuring out the best time for breakfast (early) or for beating the boss at poker (never), Hembree gives readers an up-close look at the occasionally exalting, often unglamorous life of a touring musician in the sometimes baffling, always colorful company of a bluegrass icon. The amusing story of a Yankee fish out of water, On the Bus with Bill Monroe mixes memoir with storytelling to recount the adventures of a Northerner learning new ways and the Old South.