Category: Bluegrass At Large

DR Strings introduce Veritas

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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DR Strings in Emerson, NJ has announced the introduction of a new line of strings for acoustic, flat top guitars. Their VERITAS strings are a hex-core, phosphor bronze string designed for long life without the need for coatings or surface treatment. DR has received a patent […]

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LeRoy Mack settles down 

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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LeRoy “Mack” McNees is well-known for playing dobro with the Country Boys (later the Kentucky Colonels), and for his appearances on the Andy Griffith Show. He is a favorite at the annual Mayberry Days reunions in Mount Airy, North Carolina. A devout Christian, he led […]

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D60 reso-guitar missing from SPBGMA

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s the worst nightmare for a picker. You borrow an instrument to take to a festival, and it turns up missing. Now you not only have no instrument, but have to face explaining the loss to a trusting friend. That’s the situation here in Nashville […]

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Sammy Shelor gets key to the City of Martinsville

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sammy Shelor, banjoist extraordinaire and leader of the indomitable Lonesome River Band, was surprised last week when he was presented with the Key to the City of Martinsville, VA. Shelor was performing with some buddies of his at Mtn’ Jax Restaurant & Pub in Martinsville, […]

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Dave Adkins named Eastman Guitar endorser

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass singer/songwriter Dave Adkins has been announced as the newest endorser for Eastman Guitars. Eastman is currently building one of their E20D Dreadnought guitars for Dave, which is expected to be presented to him in the next few weeks. Adkins says that he is proud to […]

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On This Day #45 

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On this day …. On February 5, 1959, Starday Records purchased the masters to Charlie Moore’s recordings No Grave (Is Gonna Keep This Soul); Over in Gloryland; When They Crucified My Lord and Why Is Mother Buried. The four Gospel songs were recorded the previous […]

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Allen Mills recovering from back surgery

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Wonderful news from the great Allen Mills. The Lost and Found bass player and vocalist this past 42 years is resting comfortably at home recuperating from a second back surgery in the past 6 months. And at 78 years of age, Allen told us that […]

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GPS-8 personal monitor from Galaxy Audio

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass performers have long experienced frustrations with stage monitors. Being able to hear yourself on stage is always crucial for a solid show, and not every quality picker and singer is a whiz when it comes to sound reinforcement. Many acoustic groups have moved into using in-ear, wireless monitor […]

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Harry Clark – 2nd luckiest mandolinist alive?

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If it wasn’t for Caleb Lindsey taking a chain saw to the face on Saturday and coming through it with just a scar, we might be talking about Volume Five’s Harry Clark as the world’s luckiest mandolinist. Imagine returning to your car after an evening with […]

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Caleb Lindsey – luckiest mandolinist alive

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Can you imagine anything more frightening than learning that someone you care about has suffered an accident with a chain saw bucking up and striking them in the face? Every image that comes to mind is too gruesome to consider. And yet Caleb Lindsey, the […]

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