Old-time string band and bluegrass music has deep roots in Florida with fiddle players, such as Cush Holston and Richard Seaman. Old-time is based on the centuries-old dance music and songs of people of Anglo-Celtic descent. Bluegrass takes its name from Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, a Kentucky band that combined elements of old-time, big band, blues and other influences to create a new, high energy musical style in the 1940s.
Bill Monroe at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival - D93-12
The Peyton Brothers at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival - T81-65
1977 Doc and Merle Watson Concert - T77-280 - T77-281
Goose Culbreath at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival - T87-64
Richard Seaman at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival - D93-7
Performance by Cush Holston - S2043