Genre Motif / Folk
A staple of the portrayal of underdeveloped areas, it generally gets used when trying to portray a rural setting as completely devoid of external culture. Very common in the Deep South
. An alternative use of the genre is in period peices of the 1950s and 60s where it is used as an expression of rebelion often tied to protest music.
- The rebelion incarnation is used in the film Berkley.
- The "Dueling Banjos" (one is actually an acoustic guitar) scene in Deliverance is an example of bluegrass.