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Jim Peva
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Plainfield, Indiana

The author is a retired colonel of the Indiana State Police Department and an Associate Professor Emeritus of Indiana University, Indianapolis, where he taught law courses in the Criminal Justice program. He discovered bluegrass music in 1961 at Bean Blossom, after going there to hire Bill Monroe to play for a pistol match banquet. A friendship developed between Monroe and the Peva family that lasted until Monroe’s death in 1996. He has attended all of the June festivals at Bean Blossom since they began, and in 2003, originated a campaign for a commemorative postage stamp honoring Bill Monroe. See

Selected works by this author:
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Bean Blossom: Its People and Its Music
This is a photographic history of Bean Blossom, IN, as the site of musical performances since 1940, with emphasis on bluegrass music and friendship of Bill Monroe and author’s family. read more
by Jim Peva ~ 0-7414-3210-2 ©2006
Price: $10.95

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