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Video: Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Society keeps making traditional music

by Brandy McDonnell Published: January 21, 2013

The band Fireside performs bluegrass at the Oklahoma Country & Western Museum & Hall of Fame in Del City, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The band Fireside performs bluegrass at the Oklahoma Country & Western Museum & Hall of Fame in Del City, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society Concert Oklahoma City, OK

My fine colleague Matt Patterson recently wrote a great feature on the Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Society, members of which have been getting together to pick and grin since 1978.

The society puts on a concert and jam session at the Oklahoma Country Western Museum and Hall of Fame in Del City the second Saturday of each month. The next one is Feb. 9.

The organization also promotes other activities like the weekly Friday Night Jams at the Oklahoma Country Western Museum and Hall of Fame in Del City and at Sooner Acoustic Music in Midwest City.

Society President Nathan Sanders told Matt that bluegrass remains popular in Oklahoma. The society has about 400 members in central Oklahoma and other parts of the state.

“There’s a big interest in it overall,” Sanders said. “Most bluegrassers stick with it for a lifetime. People grow up with it, and it becomes a part of who they are. And other than that, it’s a lot of fun.”

To read more of Matt’s feature, click here, and check out the NewsOK video of the society posted below.

For more information on the society, go to www.gobms.org.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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