Now 77, Jimmy Martin has been a bluegrass legend since he became lead singer and guitarist in Bill Monroe's band in 1949 and helped pioneer that "High Lonesome Sound" (see This Month In Americana, p98). His story is told through archive and contemporary footage, and Martin proves to be a highly engaging raconteur, although you might wish for a little more music and fewer talking heads.

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Jimmy Martin – King Of Bluegrass

Now 77, Jimmy Martin has been a bluegrass legend since he became lead singer and guitarist in Bill Monroe’s band in 1949 and helped pioneer that “High Lonesome Sound” (see This Month In Americana, p98). His story is told through archive and contemporary footage, and Martin proves to be a highly engaging raconteur, although you might wish for a little more music and fewer talking heads.