Lee Bidgood

Graduate Fellow, 2007-2008

Bluegrass music in the Czech Republic — there’s a lot of it, and there’s a lot of history and variety to the music-making. In addition to participant-observation and other person-level ethnographic work with folks who are part of the Czech bluegrass community, I broaden my work through web-based interactions. My online “Bluegrassová Mapa Ceské Republiky,” which is in construction with help from the UVA library and the Bluegrassova Asociace Ceske Republiky will help widen the perspective of my dissertation, indicate the extent of bluegrass activity in Czech Republic to outsiders, and enable new local community and inter-community connections.