Bluegrass musicians: It’s not a song, it’s a way of life
By Emily WhiteThe song is a common refrain for many blues artists, and for a large part, it is a metaphor for life, the band’s lead singer Mike Dye told Fox Sports.
“Bluegrass is not a music, it comes from a place of soul, it has this soul, you can get there from a lot of different places, it can be a very spiritual way of looking at life,” Dye said.
“There’s a lot that comes from the blues and it comes out in the music, and that’s why it’s such a big thing for us to go back and revisit this song.”
When you’re in a blues band, you’re constantly trying to find a way to tell a story and this is a great way of doing that.
“Dye and his bandmates played the song in front of a crowd of thousands, and it was their most-played tune on the list.”
The song has a lot to do with the whole bluegrass, soul, spirituality thing and the way that it relates to life, which is why it had such an impact on me and my bandmates,” Dyes said.
A band that’s been around since 1965, Bluegrass started as a solo project and went on to become one of the biggest blues groups of all time, with hits like ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Blackbird’ topping the charts.
Dye said his group’s music is influenced by the blues, with many of its tunes being influenced by classic blues songs like ‘I’ll Be There For You’, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, and ‘I Need a Miracle’.”
We’re all pretty influenced by it, but we’ve got a whole different feel to it,” Dymes said.
He said the band was influenced by blues musicians like Otis Redding, Joe Cocker and Elvin Bishop.”
They’re not necessarily from New Orleans, but they all played in the blues bands and we really have a lot in common,” Dies said.
Bluegrass music is so big and it’s so diverse, it really does come from all over the world, and I think it’s important that people come to this country to listen to it and learn about it.”
Dylan Thomas has a song on his new album called ‘Racism is a part of Bluegrass Music’ that plays off the blues theme.
The song’s lyrics, which also include the words ‘White people need to be able to sing in their own language’ are about the struggles of being white in the US.
Dylan said the lyrics are a reflection of his experiences as a black man, who says that “black people have to learn to sing like the rest of us and sing better than whites”.
“Racisms are a part, I think, of Bluegrasses music, so when you listen to this song you know it’s about racism,” Dylan said.
It is a song that Dye was inspired to write after listening to the ‘I Can’t Stop the Feeling’ radio show.
“We were listening to this show and they were talking about this blues song, and one of their guys said ‘That song is like a song of our lives’,” Dye recalled.
“He said ‘I can’t stop the feeling’ and that song is really about that.”
I thought ‘Wow, what is this?’
So I wrote the lyrics to it.