Bean Blossom

Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys created a cradle of bluegrass music in Bean Blossom, Indiana, that continues to influence musicians of all genres today. Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass (pictured here performing at The Vogue in Indianapolis in January) credits the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia for his introduction to bluegrass. Garcia was heavily influenced by Monroe, and even visited Bean Blossom in 1964 to audition for him. | Photo by Samantha Eibling

Lynae Sowinski
Lynae co-founded Limestone Post in the summer of 2015 and served for years as Editorial Director, working with all contributors and managing the editorial content for the site. A Bloomington native, Lynae graduated from Indiana University’s School of Journalism in 2012. She started her editing career at Bloom Magazine as a high school intern and, over the course of almost eight years, advanced to the position of Associate Editor. Lynae currently lives in Athens, Georgia, with her wife and daughter and works for Global Online Academy, a nonprofit organization that reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.