Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys - Wayfaring Stranger


Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys
Song Name: Wayfaring Stranger
By: Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Live Recordings 1956-1969: Off the Record - Volume 1
Genre: folk music of the United States , American folk music , bluegrass , traditional country , cowboy
Date Added: 21 Jan 2017
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Wayfaring Stranger by Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Wayfaring Stranger (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

William Smith Monroe (1911–1996), known as Bill Monroe was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. He is often referred to as the Father of Bluegrass. "The Wayfaring Stranger" (a.k.a. "Poor Wayfaring Stranger") is a well-known American folk and gospel song likely originating in the early 19th century about a plaintive soul on the journey through life.

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