Bluegrass Gospel: Sullivan Family, Marshall Family, Lewis Family

Gospel music has always been a major part of the bluegrass genre, and was well-represented during the early years of the festival, with at least one bluegrass gospel group typically included in the lineup. The Sullivan Family, and later the Lewis Family, were both mainstays, with other family-based groups like the Marshall Family making appearances over time. The Marshalls are heard here with “Something That The World Didn't Give Me” (1974), the Lewis Family with “They’re Holding Up The Ladder” (1983), and the Sullivans with their staple “Travelling The Highway Home” (1974) plus Margie Sullivan taking a solo on “Tramp On The Street” (1976).

Something That The World Didn't Give Me (by Marshall Family), 1974

They’re Holding Up The Ladder (by Lewis Family), 1983

Travelling The Highway Home (by Sullivan Family), 1974

Tramp On The Street (by Sullivan Family), 1976

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Bluegrass Gospel: Sullivan Family, Marshall Family, Lewis Family