Author Archive: Guest Contributor

Occasionally, we have Guest Contributors who share their thoughts and experiences on Bluegrass Today.

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Driven hits the road for WOB

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This year during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, we are delighted to have Driven, one of the invited showcase acts, chronicling their experiences for us at Bluegrass Today. It is both an honor and an opportunity for a group to be invited to showcase, and we thought it would be […]

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Eddie Adcock on his major award

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a cash award of $50,000. “What […]

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Artie Werner remembers Ron Murphy

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Artie Werner, bass player, band manager and booking agent, shared these words of remembrance for his friend, Ron Murphy, who passed away yesterday. Ron and his wife of 40 years, Lora formed The Muddy River Band in 1977, played a heavy schedule through the mid […]

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More from Big Hillbilly Bluegrass in Oman

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s another report from Bob Perilla, who is in Oman with the better part of his Big Hillbilly Bluegrass. They will be performing in the northeast African nation for two weeks for the US State Department, and sharing stories of their travels with us at Bluegrass Today. Big Hillbilly Bluegrass has […]

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Big Hillbilly Bluegrass in Old Muscat

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s another report from Bob Perilla, who has arrived in Oman with the better part of his Big Hillbilly Bluegrass. They will be performing in the northeast African nation for two weeks for the US State Department, and sharing stories of their travels with us at Bluegrass Today. Played […]

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Big Hillbilly arrives in Oman

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s a brief report from Bob Perilla, who has arrived in Oman with the better part of his Big Hillbilly Bluegrass. They will be performing in the northeast African nation for two weeks for the US State Department, and sharing stories of their travels with us […]

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Della Mae in Brazil

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While much of the world’s attention was focused on Brazil earlier this month, Della Mae was touring the country spreading the bluegrass message on behalf of the US government. Mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner sent this brief report on their activities. In the midst of the […]

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Sheridan Festival evacuated by fire

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This report comes from C.J. Lewandowski, mandolinist with Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show. He was working at the Sheridan festival as the following took place. The photos were taken by Steve Jackson. The Sheridan Bluegrass Fever Festival was evacuated on Saturday (7/12/14) by a […]

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Rhonda Vincent remembers John Hutchinson

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the many people in bluegrass who had been deeply touched by the life of John Hutchinson was Rhonda Vincent. She shared these memories of him on the occasion of his passing earlier today. The first time I met John Hutchinson, was when my […]

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Feller & Hill do Norway

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Feller & Hill are spending a week in Norway, performing at a major country music festival and trying to see as much of the countryside as they can. Tom Feller shared this report. Norway is beautiful and it has just kept getting more and more […]

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