USPS honors bluegrass with postal stamp

The new stamp will be released in March

The US Postal Service will commemorate the rich history of bluegrass music in the United States. The Bluegrass Forever Stamp First Day of Issue Dedication Ceremony will occur before Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee Ricky Skaggs’ concert at the facility on Friday, March 15th in Owensboro, Kentucky.

The Honorable Robert M. Duncan, Member, Postal Service Board of Governor, will emcee the presentation at 6 pm in the lobby of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky. The event is open to the public. Guests can RSVP.

Bluegrass is a singularly American music style, bluegrass blends old-time folk and fiddle music with elements of the blues, jazz, country and gospel. Born in the mid-20th century, bluegrass defies time, drawing inspiration from the past while also openly embracing innovation.

The signature sound of bluegrass relies on a mix of acoustic string instruments. The five-string banjo dominates and, along with guitar, mandolin, and bass, sets the rhythmic foundation of this often fast-paced music. Fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar evoke a range of melodic flavors and emotions in their solos and backup.

Customers may purchase the stamps online and at post office locations nationwide.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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