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
Vice President, Board of Directors at Limestone Post
Lynae joined Limestone Post in the summer of 2015. She works with all contributors and manages the editorial content for the site.

A Bloomington native, Lynae graduated with honors from Indiana University’s School of Journalism in 2012 with a minor in sociology. 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. Among other duties, she managed the website, magbloom.com, which won Best Journalism Website in 2012 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.