Philosophy Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1999

Publication Source

Bluegrass Unlimited

Abstract

Fred Bartenstein has always seemed to find himself perfectly situated to pursue his life-long interest in bluegrass music – as he puts it, “I’ve always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.” This luck has allowed him to find bluegrass in the most surprising places, whether at a private day school in New Jersey, or at Harvard University in the late 1960s. It has also meant that, among other things, he found himself attending the first bluegrass festival in Fincastle, Va., becoming a bluegrass DJ at the age of 16, starting Muleskinner News magazine, and playing rhythm guitar and singing with a long list of pickers from Don Stover and John Hartford to Frank Wakefield and Dorsey Harvey.

Inclusive pages

26-34

Document Version

Postprint

Comments

Document available for download is the author's accepted manuscript, provided by permission of the publisher, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, the subject, Fred Bartenstein, and the author, Kurt Mosser.

Publisher

Bluegrass Unlimited

Volume

33

Issue

11