Nov. 17, 18, 19, 2022
Gatlinburg Convention Center - W.L. Mills Auditorium
234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN

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The Newgrass Challenge and the True Grass Revival

 “Hey Bill, how about havin’ Courtney here fill in on banjo?”

“No Sir!” Bill Monroe turned to the upstart Courtney Johnson. “What’d you call that music there?”


“Yes, I hate that.”

Sometime, in the early 70s, probably at one of Bill Monroe’s bluegrass festivals, his fiddle player approached him, along with the banjo player for the up-and-coming band, New Grass Revival, to see if Bill might consider letting Courtney Johnson stand in on banjo. 

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