CLICK HERE to see the Bluegrass Manifesto at its original home, complete with many thoughtful comments from readers on various sides of the debate.
Several months after I published this article, I gave the keynote address at the annual IBMA business conference. I reached out to a lot of people across the industry to try to get an array of perspectives and a better understanding. Video of the speech is below.
For a little more context, this article I wrote for No Depression in 2016 provides a lot of background on the history and evolution of bluegrass.