Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

Bill Monroe's Formative Years

Clip | 2m 35s

His parents died when he was young, so Bill Monroe spent much of his early years with his mother's brother, Uncle Pen, a renowned old time fiddler, and an African-American blues guitarist, Arnold Schultz, whose musical talents allowed him some freedoms otherwise not afforded blacks in a region marked by segregation.

Aired: 08/30/19

Rating: TV-G

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