The Mound City Slickers took their name from St. Louis' pre-Arch epithet, and these contra dance musicians are certainly a throwback to an earlier time.
Some bands approach bluegrass for the tradition that it represents. And then there are bands like Greensky Bluegrass.
Among the legends of bluegrass, there are few living with accomplishments that equal Dr. Ralph Stanley.
With members from all over the United States, raised on record collections of all different genres, it is no wonder that the bluegrass music of the HillBenders bridges a wide variety of styles.
Trampled by Turtles have become the road warriors of the post-bluegrass, neo-folk, Americana whatever you want to call it scene.