Arizona Children's Band Keeps Bluegrass Traditions Alive

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The Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band has been making music together since 1994. So far, about 200 kids have gone through the band, though many never really leave, even when they grow up.
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Bluegrass is a type of traditional folk music, with deep roots in the rural hills of Appalachia. More than 50 years after bluegrass was made famous by the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley, the genre is still evolving — all over the U.S.

Stina Sieg (@StinaSieg) from Here & Now contributor KJZZ visited the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, to meet a new generation of bluegrass players.

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