Author Archive: Guest Contributor

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

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For The Record: Becky Buller #8

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the eighth installment of […]

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George Shuffler laid to rest

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This report (and photos) from George Shuffler’s funeral service yesterday comes from Becky Johnson, host of The Bluegrass Breakdown Show. It airs Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) at wcomfm.org. The sun was bright and the skies a dark Carolina blue as I made my way out of […]

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Feller & Hill’s DC adventure

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This bluegrass travelogue comes courtesy of Tom Feller, one half of Feller & Hill, whose spur-of-the-moment trip to our nation’s capitol is described below. There is much to what Tom says that could be of benefit to other bands and entertainers. A chance email, early […]

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More responses to George Shuffler’s passing

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here are two more responses to the passing of George Shuffler from prominent grassers feeling the loss. First up is Jack Lawrence, a flatpicking master who refers to himself as a journeyman guitarist. Jack spent a large part of his professional career in support of […]

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Tom Gray on George Shuffler

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This reminiscence comes courtesy of Tom Gray, among the most prominent bass players in the history of bluegrass music. He spent memorable time as a member of both the Country Gentlemen and Seldom Scene. I have lots of memories of George Shuffler. George was my […]

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James Alan Shelton remembers George Shuffler

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This remembrance is a contribution from James Alan Shelton, guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys. Today marks the passing of a true bluegrass legend and a personal guitar hero to many of us who have aspired to learn the Shuffler down-down-up crosspicking roll. […]

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For The Record: Becky Buller #7

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the seventh installment of […]

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For The Record: Becky Buller #6

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the sixth installment of […]

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Soggy Bottom Boys in Tennessee

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This report and photos are a contribution from Jessica Boggs, a librarian and serious bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. For fans of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? – or simply fans of great traditional bluegrass music – Gatlinburg’s Ole Smoky Holler, home of […]

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For The Record: Becky Buller #5

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the fifth installment of […]

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