Among other series of blogs I’ve been thinking of writing has been one about already well-known musicians who have been influential on my own musical development. Some are obvious bluegrass musicians (Bill Monroe, Frank Wakefield, among others), some banjo pickers (Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Arnold, Eric Weissberg, Alison Brown, Bobby Thompson). A few are way off the map in terms of traditional acoustic music (Carlos Santana, Count Basie, James Taylor, Pat Metheny, etc.), but I’ve always liked them anyway, for various reasons.
So here’s where I’ll start blogging on these folks. I’ll post something new from time to time here as an open-ended series.