Author Archive: Guest Contributor

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

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Photos from Red, White & Bluegrass 2015

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Laura Tate Ridge shared these photos from Friday night and Saturday at the 2015 Red, White & Bluegrass Festival.

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Photos from Norris Creek 2015

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This report and photos from the inaugural Norris Creek Pig Pickin’ festival is a contribution from Laura Tate Ridge. When I am attending a Bluegrass festival, there aren’t many instances when I roll up to the gate to find the promoter of the festival greeting […]

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Checking in with Jim VanCleve

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fiddle phenom Jim VanCleve asked us to share this message regarding his musical plans post Mountain Heart. Since the public disclosure of my departure from Mountain Heart last week, I’ve had a whole bunch of folks ask what my plans were. Before I answer, I […]

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One Thing To Tell – Ruben & Matt and The Truffle Valley Boys

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This review is a contribution from Ivor Trueman. Italy’s Ruben & Matt and The Truffle Valley Boys, play 1950’s style bluegrass, and they pretty much replicate the original bluegrass ‘sound’ and ‘look’ perfectly. On stage they perform in hats and ties, sharply dressed in baggy trousers and […]

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Henhouse Prowlers do Zambia

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. This report of their time in Zambia comes from guitarist Star Moss. Day 1 For those just tuning in: the Henhouse Prowlers are on our second American Music Abroad (AMA) trip to Africa. […]

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Henhouse Prowlers share bluegrass in Rwanda

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. Here is a report from banjo picker Ben Wright on their time in Rwanda. To be honest, Rwanda knocked us off our feet and left us stunned from the moment we […]

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Bluegrass in Africa – Henhouse Prowlers

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. Here is a report from banjo picker Ben Wright on their 2015 trip so far. We’re back in Africa for our third trip in three years, which is hard to […]

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Photos from the debut Rocky Top Bluegrass Festival

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to Mike Kelly for this batch of photos from the first Rocky Top Bluegrass Festival in the newly-renamed Rocky Top, TN. Mike says the festival went well, though a rough weather forecast kept the audience numbers down on Saturday – though the storms stayed away until […]

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Eddie and Martha Adcock recovering after serious auto accident

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Martha Adcock shared this report of the horrifying car crash she and Eddie were in over this past weekend. Both vehicles were demolished but, in the good news side of the equation, both she and Eddie are likely to fully recover. Here is her description… I […]

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Rhonda and the Hag – meant to be

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This bluegrass story of coincidence and kismet comes from the Queen of Bluegrass herself, Rhonda Vincent, about how she came to finally meet one of her idols, the great Merle Haggard. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage performed two sold out […]

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