a gorde with a goat skin, long neck, strings, has a drone string that is played with thumb
instrument: madaline (tiny guitar) father of blue grass music 1950's rock and roll
The banjo is the center of bluegrass music The banjo is often called Americas instrument Progression versus nastalgina (looking back at the good old days)
"Dr." John Brinkley XERA DelRay TX million watts He was a "doctor" who broadcasted on the radio ads for his surgeries, people often died from his surgeries. He got people to listen to his radio station by hiring country musicians to play on his station.
First family of country musicians, worked for XERA radio, the Carter Family had a warm presence on the radio and sang about things people could relate tho, this it the beginning of nationalizing country music.