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Bluegrass Hotel

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  The Bluegrass Hotel is a house in the Cherokee Triangle that was once the focal point of Bluegrass music in Louisville. The house is Victorian style and made of solid brick.  It was built in 1900, supposedly as a wedding gift.    

     It was purchased in 1975 by Harry Bickel, a local musician and dentist.  Over the next thirteen years, dozens of Bluegrass musicians rented rooms from Harry, including Vince Gill who went on to become a country music superstar. Many more musicians just came to play.  People like J.D. Crowe, Sam Bush, John Hartford, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Keith Whitley and a host of others were regulars at the house during the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Many of them still are regular visitors. Sometimes, entire bands would stay there while they played local clubs. The Bluegrass Alliance, Lazy River, and the Buzzard Rock String Band all used the Bluegrass Hotel for band practice. The music parties were legendary and the most famous one, the Bluegrass Christmas Party, has been held annually for over thirty years. Today, the beautiful home is still the residence of Harry and his wife, Ann.

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