Interview with John Briggs, May 27, 2006

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

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John Briggs talks about attending the Bluegrass festival in Berryville (Va.) and about working security at the Watermelon Park Festival. He discusses being in charge of watching musicians' instruments while the musicians slept. Briggs talks about several of the colorful characters he met at the Watermelon Park Festival and discusses their influence on Bluegrass music. He reminisces about early Bluegrass music and talks about working with various artists. He makes predictions about the future of Bluegrass and talks more about listening to Bluegrass music on the radio when he was a truck driver.

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Interviewee Name

John Briggs

Interviewer Name

Fred Bartenstein

Interview Date

2006-05-27

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Briggs, John Interview by Fred Bartenstein. 27 May. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Briggs, J. (2006, May 27). Interview by F. Bartenstein. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Briggs, John, interview by Fred Bartenstein. May 27, 2006, 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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