Author Archive: Guest Contributor

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

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Tom Isenhour’s bluegrass museum

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Our friend Becky Johnson, also known by her ‘street name’ of Mrs. Bluegrass, recently visited mandolinist and music collector Tom Isenhour and shared this article and photographs for our readers. For Tom Isenhour it all started with board games, toys associated with TV shows, and […]

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Teach your children well – Daisy Kerr

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Child prodigies have a long history in bluegrass. Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, and Chris Thile are just a few of the top performers who had been turning heads in bluegrass circles before they were old enough to drive. It’s always difficult to predict which talented youngsters […]

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Gold Heart sightseeing in Italy

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gold Heart took their family-style bluegrass to central Europe this month, visiting Austria and Germany on their travels. They promised to send along a few reports as they go. This last one comes from fiddler and younger sister, Shelby Gold, detailing a side trip to Italy. […]

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Gold Heart back in Germany

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gold Heart is taking their family-style bluegrass to central Europe this month, visiting Austria and Germany on their travels. They have promised to send along a few reports as they go. This one is a double entry, coming from guitarist and middle sister Jocey Gold, and brother and banjo player, Kai […]

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Gold Heart in Austria

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gold Heart is taking their family-style bluegrass to central Europe this month, visiting Austria and Germany on their travels. They have promised to send along a few reports as they go. This one comes from mandolinist and eldest sister Tori Gold. We gave a morning concert for the students in […]

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Gold Heart in Europe 2015

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gold Heart is taking their family-style bluegrass to central Europe this month, visiting Austria and Germany on their travels. They have promised to send along a few reports as they go. This one comes from guitarist and middle sister Jocey Gold. It’s always a highlight to present bluegrass music in […]

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A visit with Charles Haney

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This recollection of a visit with Charles Haney is a contribution from Becky Johnson, as are the accompanying photographs. Charles and his brother, Carlton, revolutionized the way bluegrass music is consumed in this country when they hosted the first multi-day bluegrass festival in 1965. The Haneys were […]

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Gold Heart European Tour 2015

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gold Heart is taking their family-style bluegrass to central Europe this month, visiting Austria and Germany on their travels. They have promised to send along a few reports as they go. This one comes from guitarist and middle sister Jocey Gold. Vienna, Austria is an amazing city and we thoroughly […]

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Photos from Bloomin’ Bluegrass 2015

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to Bob Compere for this batch of photos from last weekend’s Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cookoff in Farmer’s Branch, TX, just north of Dallas.

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Gold Heart in Bavaria

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gold Heart is taking their family-style bluegrass to central Europe this month, visiting Austria and Germany on their travels. They have promised to send along a few reports as they go. This first comes from mandolinist and eldest sister Tori Gold. Greetings from Bavaria, We […]

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