Results for - It Grows In Kentucky, But It's Heard The World Over!

1,726 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you enjoy listening t o bluegrass music?

Any time, any place, love me some bluegrass. Yes!
10%
165 votes
Sometimes, depending on the context and/or my mood
25%
425 votes
It's not among my top listening choices, but I can deal with it if need be.
15%
262 votes
No offense intened to those who enjoy it, but it's not my thing. No.
28%
481 votes
I've never heard bluegrass, but I'm intrigued.
4%
67 votes
I've never heard bluegrass and am uninterested in doing so.
19%
326 votes

2. What instruments do you believe are necessary to include in a bluegrass band?

Banjo
39%
678 votes
Acoustic Guitar
18%
313 votes
Fiddle
33%
567 votes
Mandolin
18%
311 votes
Dobro/Resonator Guitar
8%
138 votes
Acoustic Upright Bass (or its electric iteration)
10%
167 votes
Singing Voices With That High, Lonesome Sound That Has So Long Defined The Music
16%
270 votes
I'm not enough of a bluegrass fan to give the question any thought.
46%
802 votes

3. What kind/s of songs do you prefer to be performed in bluegrass style?

Abject, wrist-slittingly sad songs of love gone wrong or unrequited
7%
122 votes
Happy songs that put a smile on my face, and if they're funny, that's great, too
23%
403 votes
Murder ballads, the more cold-blooded, the better
6%
100 votes
Remakes of pop/rock numbers, the more unexpected, the better (The Austin Lounge Lizards' take on Pink Floyd's
6%
95 votes
Gospel, and don't skimp on the heavenly vocal harmonies
7%
129 votes
Intrumentals
8%
143 votes
Some of the above, but not others
11%
192 votes
I appreciate the gamut of 'grass
7%
120 votes
No 'grass fan, I
49%
841 votes

4. What deviations from/innovations on traditional bluegrass do you enjoy?

Newgrass, i.e., the integration of drums and electric instrumentation into the music (i.e,. The Newgrass Revival, maye The Osboure Brothers and those who have followed the trail they blazed)
8%
145 votes
Bluegrass jam bands such as The Yonder Mountain String Band and Tramped By Turtles
10%
169 votes
Bluegrass/classical fusion, such as that made by Mark O'Connor and Yo Yo Ma
8%
142 votes
Punk-influenced 'grassers including The Meat Purverors, The Bad Livers, The .357 String Band
4%
71 votes
Other/s that I may or may not mention below
5%
87 votes
Only trad' 'grass for me, thanks
10%
174 votes
Though I'm not fan of traditional bluegrass, I do enjoy some of the above-mentioned innovations
12%
206 votes
None of it for me, traditional nor however newfangled anyone wants to make it
54%
928 votes
08/20/2015 Music 1726 23 By: jlrake

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