It’s difficult to find a lot of true enthusiasm for bluegrass music beyond Southern Appalachia. But this genre has often attracted fans from halfway across the world, and some bluegrass enthusiasts come from regions many might not expect.
Sasan Ahovan, from Kermanshah, Iran, which is in the heart of the Kurdish region of Iran, has been into bluegrass since he was young. Though many of his peers back home didn’t listen to a lot of western music, Ahovan said he was immediately drawn to bluegrass and American folk music from the first time he was exposed to it.
Updated Jul 1, 2017 at 11:31 PM