January 2010

The Kentucky Colonels: A(nother) New Grass

There’re innumerable groups that sought to change whatever genre it was working in during the ‘60s. Most notably, in the States at least, were the changes in rock and jazz music. But just a major a spate of changes were about to befall the Americana set. Everything from folk to bluegrass and country were soon going to be augmented by a few trailblazers in each genre.

The New Grass Revival as well as the various northern acts re-working bluegrass wound up impacting the genre. But just as important – and maybe even more so because of the ensemble’s inclusion of Clarence White – was the Kentucky Colonels.