Bill Monroe — American Musician born on September 13, 1911, died on September 09, 1996

William Smith Monroe was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as the Father of Bluegrass... (wikipedia)

Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.
I'm a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice.
Bluegrass is wonderful music. I'm glad I originated it.
Practice every time you get a chance.
I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn't want to copy anybody.