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The best of bluegrass music and events with Bruce Mountjoy. The Bluegrass Jam Session, founded by Alan Bennett in 1977, explores the genre of bluegrass music from its 1940's creation by Kentuckian Bill Monroe into the new century. Bluegrass continues to create an aura of antiquity while maintaining a freshness that carries through the generations. During the Jam Session, you'll hear love ballads, tales of family tragedy, traveling songs and bootlegger's laments. Whether you're listening to Alison Krauss, Ricky Scaggs or Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley, you are partaking in a uniquely American musical form that transcends time and people.