The Bluegrass Grill

I took a few days off from my day job and am wrapping this project my sister from another mother suggested, a song for the Bluegrass Grill.  I heard my mother talk about the Bluegrass Grill and how it was a popular meeting place when she was young.  I did some investigating and found a menu online and wrote the lyrics over a few days.  The tune came easily.  The challenge was in writing the parts and figuring out how to convey the idea that cruising to the Bluegrass was a rite of passage for generations of teens.  Thanks to Audrey for the suggestion!  You can listen to it here and look for it on my next CD which I’m working on now…

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14 thoughts on “The Bluegrass Grill

  1. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE PROJECT CONCEPT AND THE RESULT.
    TRULY CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF A TIME AND PLACE IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS—-FOREVER!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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  2. I love anything that has to do with the wonderful Bluegrass Grill. Ashland is not the same after the Bluegrass closed. I am a baby boomer and so loved going here to just drive around but not only that the food was great. Sure wish we still had the Bluegrass Grill.

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  3. Rannie and I were carhops in 1956. What a great time . . . working where everyone and I mean everyone hung out. I left the next year, but, as you all know, Rannie stayed and eventually bought it. When young people ask about “the Grass” I always tell them to watch American Graffiti. It’s close, but the Bluegrass was better!

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      1. What wonderful memories of the Bluegrass Grill. Great place to meet friends, show off the Wheels, and oh yes, the Grass had great food too. So do miss it..Thanks Kally for a Beautiful song and a trip down memory lane..

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  4. Back in the mid 80’s I had the pleasure of getting in on some interviews with Keith Whitley and Dwight Yoakam. The conversation always turned into a remembrance of good times cruising the Bluegrass Grill. Yep, these guys and many unknowns made the trip up from Paintsville and Pikeville and such to have that big city experience.

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  5. Many hours were spent here with friends from the early 60’s until I graduated from UK in 1967 and left Ashland permanently to live in Lexington.

    Don Stewart
    Class of 1963

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  6. Loved this place, they had the best strawberry pie, onion rings and the big flying saucer, but I remember cruising it around and round, best looking carhops

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