Articles by Mark Lewison


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Tastefully Twisted Bluegrass Salute

  TASTEFULLY TWISTED BLUEGRASS SALUTE: The renowned sound of the late Bill Monroe, often called the “father of bluegrass music,” came to the Jack Miller Recital Hall on campus this past Sunday. Three college Music Department folk ensembles took turns interpreting beloved songs of the mandolin master himself, and the resulting renditions ranged from straightforwardly…

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Hope College-based quartet The Field Hymnal

INNOVATIVE BLUEGRASS GROUP– A unique blend of classical music and Appalachian traditions was presented Sunday in a faculty recital/concert in the Jack Miller Concert Hall on campus. After some classical selections which open the recital, the brand-new Hope College-based quartet called The Field Hymnal took the stage. Highly refined and thoughtful renditions of bluegrass ensued,…