Where Bluegrass Began

Don Reno - Love Please Come Home

Don Reno - Love Please Come Home with Dale on mandolin and Don Wayne playing bass.

Don Reno and The Tennessee Cut-Ups

Don Reno and The Tennessee Cut-Ups- May 26, 1978

Dale Reno in the Early Years

Don Reno and The Tennessee Cut-Ups on The Fire On The Mountain TV show 1983

***Thanks to the RenoMan***

Don Reno - Founding Father of Bluegrass Banjo

Bye Bye Blues - Don Reno - Founding Father of Bluegrass Banjo

Don Reno Festival of the Bluegrass 1983

Don Reno Festival of the Bluegrass 1983

Don Reno "Down Yonder"

Some old footage of Don Reno and Red Smiley playing "Down Yonder"

Bill Monroe and Don Reno

Immigrants from Great Britain and Ireland arrived in Appalachia in the 18th century, and brought with them the musical traditions of their homelands. These traditions consisted primarily of English and Scottish ballads which were essentially unaccompanied narrative and dance music, such as Irish reels, which were accompanied by a fiddle. Many older Bluegrass songs come directly from the British Isles.

Feuding Banjos

Here is where the Dueling Banjos craze all got started. Feuding Banjos was written by Don Reno and Arthur Smith.

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