Category: Bluegrass At Large

Bill Jenkins to be honored by Virginia Musical Museum

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Virginia Musical Museum in Williamsburg is set to induct bluegrass and traditional music artist Bill Jenkins into their Hall of Fame this year. A ceremony is scheduled for August 9 at the American Theatre in Hampton, VA. Bill will be recognized for this honor, followed […]

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Another honor for Dr. Ralph

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ralph Stanley has picked up another honor to go with his many others. On top of a pair of honorary doctorates, including one this Spring from Yale University, and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Ralph can now add a fellowship with […]

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Huber announces the Workhorse Banjo

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Huber Banjos has been known for building prewar replica banjos of the highest quality, for the most discriminating players. But their newest model, dubbed The Workhorse, sets a different goal. Officially introduced this week, their latest entry is designed to offer the quality workmanship that has been […]

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Band Aid video contest goes bluegrass

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When you scrape a knee or cut your finger, do you think bluegrass? Well that’s what Mary Eddy of Parkersburg, WV did when she learned that Band Aid was running a video contest. She grabbed up her bluegrass picking songs, Jake and Carter, and following […]

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Jesse McReynolds 85th Birthday Roast

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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To celebrate Jesse McReynolds’ 85th birthday earlier this month, family, friends and neighbors of the bluegrass mandolin legend got together at Jesse’s home outside of Nashville for a birthday tribute in the form of a celebrity roast. Popular radio host Harv Mason served as the roastmaster, with stories […]

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Bourgeois announces limited edition Bryan Sutton model

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bourgeois Guitars has announced their latest model, The Bryan Sutton Limited Edition (LE) Dreadnaught, which will be crafted in a limited run of thirty guitars. This is designed as a replica of Bryan’s 1997 D-150 Bourgeois, the one he used during his time with Ricky Skaggs, and on […]

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Preddyfest promoter injured in shooting

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rodney Preddy, who has managed and promoted PreddyFest this past 16 years in Franklinton, NC, was seriously injured in the early hours of this morning. While returning home from Roxboro, NC last night, he was struck in the eye by a bullet fired from outside […]

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Huss and Dalton raffle guitar for James Alan Shelton 

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
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In late April James Alan Shelton, the much loved lead guitar player for Ralph Stanley, was diagnosed as having multiple stage 4 cancers. Barely a month later he had very sadly passed away, the cancers too far advanced for him to receive any meaningful treatment. […]

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Services for John Hutchinson

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For the friends of John Hutchinson, the recently-deceased promoter of the Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Festival in Amelia, VA, here are details about funeral arrangements. Services will be held at the Amelia Family Campground, a familiar spot for the many people who have attended festivals […]

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Good ole Rocky Top

| July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Since 1967, bluegrass fans have longed to visit Rocky Top, TN. And now they can. On June 26, the town of Lake City in East Tennessee officially changed their name to Rocky Top. They celebrated their first July 4 with the new name last week, after […]

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