From the Washington Post comes another one of those stories that begins, "It's no secret that Nashville is a hitmaker's hotbed, with commercial country music standing tall as one of the record industry's last viable outlets," and continues, "but...there's another flourishing scene in Music City that shouldn't be overlooked." In this case, the writer is talking about bluegrass. The story touches on the familiar (to any Nashvillian) hallmarks: Monroe and Scruggs, The Ryman, The Station Inn (whose BBQ lunch is pretty badass, by the way), and on through to Cherryholmes and Cumberland Caverns.
Now, I don't have any problem with the whole "Nashville-is-known-for-country-music-but-there's-other-stuff" angle (even if it gets a little old sometimes), but I really hope someday, someone runs a story that starts, "Nashville might be known as the home of country music," and continues, "but there's another music scene in Music City, too: Western." It'd be the "both kinds of music" joke, but with John England. Get it?
Seriously, though, how could a reporter do a story on bluegrass in Nashville and not mention the banjo-pickin' sushi chef of East Nashville, Hide Watanabe? Tourists, man. Tourists.