Category: Bluegrass At Large

Song of the Mountains mural in Marion

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The town of Marion, Virgina has become a familiar one to fans of bluegrass music based on the popularity of Song Of The Mountains, a live performance television show that airs on dozens of PBS affiliates across the US. Marion has been a strong supporter […]

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A Quiz – Who Am I?

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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How well do you know your bluegrass, both contemporary and historic? Check your knowledge of trivia with the questions below. I played with the Lost and Found, the Larry Stephenson Band and the Lonesome River Band before joining Lou Reid and Carolina. Who am I? […]

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Ernie Evans goes under the knife

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ernie Evans, popular Florida performer and festival promoter, is the latest in our bluegrass family to suffer from cancer. Yesterday morning he underwent surgery to remove a pair of tumors that were found in his bladder. It appears that the surgery went well, and Ernie’s […]

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Health Insurance Sign Up Time

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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David Moultrop, who has worked with the IBMA Wellness Committee for several years and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker near Boston, asked us to share this reminder for bluegrass artists about the new health care law which requires US citizens to be enrolled in […]

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Blake Johnson back at home

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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IIIrd Tyme Out bass man Blake Johnson has finally been released from the hospital, and is at home regaining his strength after being ill since the end of September. He had been diagnosed with a rare blood infection that had left him weak and listless, but […]

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Phil Leadbetter cancer update page

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As regular readers are well aware, we have chronicled Phil Leadbetter’s aggressive battle against non-Hodgkins lymphoma this past few years, from the time of his first diagnosis in 2011, through his successful stem cell surgery in 2012, to the return of the cancer in 2014 and ongoing […]

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Bluegrass artists share donations with veterans groups

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Keeping with the Veterans Day theme, two popular bluegrass groups have made donations this week to veterans groups, based on sales of their music online. Joe Mullins used the occasion of this past weekend’s Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival to present a check for $3000 […]

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What Do These Performers Have in Common?

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A Quiz for Today Quick!  Look down this list and determine what these (male) performers have in common, other than being males? Carl Story Del McCoury Red Smiley Ralph & Carter Stanley Gordon Terry Big Howdy If you need another hint, they also have it […]

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Huber introduces the Classic 58

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Huber Banjos, whose Truetone series has been patterned after vintage prewar instruments, has introduced a model styled after the classic Bow Tie banjo introduced when widespread production resumed after WWII. In this case, it’s The Classic 58, what most connoisseurs view as the definitive example of this style […]

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James King to require a liver transplant

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It looks like James King, one of the biggest hearted people in bluegrass music, is going to require help from his fans and friends to battle through his current health crisis. Over a brief hospitalization this past weekend in Roanoke, VA, he was informed that his […]

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