Season 171 - Day 6 of 14
What is the name of the genre of American roots music that originated in the 1940s in the Appalachian region of the United States and is characterized by its fast tempos, complex chord structures, and high-pitched vocals?
The genre often features instruments such as the banjo, mandolin, and fiddle and includes famous songs such as Tony Rice's "Nine Pound Hammer" and "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" by The Soggy Bottom Boys.
The name of the genre is botanical. A large region of the State of Kentucky is named after this particular type of plant.
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