Interview with James Monroe, December 2, 2009

Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

James Monroe is the son of Bluegrass music icon Bill Monroe. In this interview, he recalls memories of his father as both a parent and a Bluegrass legend. He talks about touring with his father, his father's bands and their members, and what he learned from his father and other musicians over the years. He talks about the business side of music, the first Bluegrass festivals, and Bill Monroe's legacy in the world of Bluegrass music.

Interview Accession

2017oh199_ibmm023

Interviewee Name

James Monroe

Interviewer Name

Ronnie Reno

Interview Date

2009-12-02

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The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History has been licensed by the International Bluegrass Music Museum as the exclusive archival repository for this collection. All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, belong to the International Bluegrass Music Museum.?Interviews may only be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky.

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The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History has been licensed by the International Bluegrass Music Museum as the exclusive archival repository for this collection. All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, belong to the International Bluegrass Music Museum.?Interviews may only be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky.

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Monroe, James Interview by Ronnie Reno. 02 Dec. 2009. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Monroe, J. (2009, December 02). Interview by R. Reno. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Monroe, James, interview by Ronnie Reno. December 02, 2009, Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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