Category: Bluegrass At Large

How quickly can you turn a banjo into an electric?

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tom Nechville, of Nechville Musical Products, has created a DIY video showing how easily any Nechville tone ring banjo can be quickly converted into a solid body electric using the Nechville Turbo Module. Nechville is fond of this sort of jet-age phraseology, calling his radical […]

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Adam Steffey going under the knife

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Just like the instruments they play, sometimes bluegrass musicians themselves need a bit of a tune up. Mandolin master Adam Steffey will be headed in soon to try to fix a pesky irritated nerve that has been bothering him recently. According to Steffey, he had […]

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Bill Yates doing well after treatment

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bill Yates, longtime member of The Country Gentlemen and still an active grasser with his Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, is doing well after being hospitalized this past two weeks. A brain bleed was diagnosed when he was admitted earlier this month, but surgery to remove […]

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Deering introduces 6 string Goodtime banjo

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Deering Banjo Company has introduced their first 6 string model in their popular Goodtime Banjo series. The Solana 6 is a nylon stringed model, tuned and played like a guitar, with a rock maple 22-fret neck attached to Deering’s 16-bracket 12” pot assembly. Like […]

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Hornets v. Spurs – with Blue Highway

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Blue Highway will be on hand in Charlotte, NC for tonight’s (1/14) NBA contest between the hometown Hornets and the 2014 champion San Antonio Spurs. The guys have been invited to sing the national anthem before the game, which tips off at 7:00 p.m. All […]

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Collings introduces Waterloo Guitars

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It was almost a year ago when Collings Guitars introduced the concept behind their new line, Waterloo Guitars. Bill Collings had begun experimenting with replicating the off-brand, less expensive guitars that were produced during the Depression era, many of which have become prized by collectors […]

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It’s a banjo pick… it’s a custom jewelry piece!

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Or is it a floor wax? But seriously, what Christina Holland has done with Anvil Jewelry is a perfect blend of the metal craft she studied in college, and her passion for banjo. And isn’t that what art is all about? Bringing your skills in molding reality […]

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Phil Leadbetter gets great news

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Phil Leadbetter, bluegrass music’s beloved Uncle Phil, shared this wonderful news with us tonight. “After nearly a 4 year battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I got a all clear sign today from my oncologist following a PET scan. I was diagnosed in March 2011, and after […]

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Congratulations Tim and Janet

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Over his holiday break from touring with Blue Highway, Tim Stafford took the occasion to get married. He wed Janet Sluss Ratliff on December 20 in a small ceremony with family and friends. Many congratulations to them both! No more sad songs from Tim for 2015?  

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Do you need Power Pins for your guitar?

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Anyone who’s owned an acoustic, steel-stringed guitar for years – or ever worked in a music store – understands the tedium involved in changing guitar strings. It may not be the worst possible way to spend 15-20 minutes of your life, but most of us […]

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