Stylistic origins Country music , Anglo-Celtic music , Appalachian folk music , Blues , Jazz
Cultural origins Mid to late 1940s United States
Typical instruments Fiddle , banjo , acoustic guitar , mandolin , resonator guitar , and upright bass
Mainstream popularity originally eastern Midwest US and Southeast US, but now diffused throughout US, and in other countries, especially Japan and parts of Europe.
I just returned from Pearl Bluegrass Festival in Pearl , Texas. This is an all day festival that draws artists from all over the state and other areas. It happens the first Saturday of most months. www.pearlbluegrass.com
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