Today we’ve got an interview with Abby Hartley, a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She’s a guitarist who has since gone on to play mandolin, fiddle, and bass.
New Grass Revival played a major role in the evolutionary explosion of progressive bluegrass by incorporating first the electric bass and giving a progressive bluegrass taste of covered songs.
The name “The Seldom Scene” came about when a friend of a band member jokingly suggested that they call themselves “the seldom seen” as he didn’t believe the band would establish any successful following.
It was within the nation’s capital that she became more familiar with the bluegrass subgenre in particular. Gerrard met Hazel Dickens, a folk singer from West Virginia who shared her passion for folk music.