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The Jewgrass Boys go to Harvard

Si Kahn mentioned this very interesting new paper out of Harvard tonight:

The Jewgrass Boys
Bluegrass Music's Emergence in New York City's
Washington Square Park,

By Timothy Josiah Morris Pertz

Winner of the 2005 Edward Chandler Cumming Prize for the Thesis of Highest Distinction in the Field of History and Literature and the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize For Outstanding Thesis of the Senior Class At Harvard College

What's more, it looks like a fascinating article about that whole crowd of Jewish bluegrass fans (Andy Statman, among them) - the NYC counterpart to the Jewish blues mafia of Chicago and New York (then, Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Danny Kalb and so many others).