Category: Bluegrass At Large

Jason Burleson out of the ICU

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Wonderful news from France… We just heard again from French banjo player Jean-Marc Delon, who lives quite near the hospital where Blue Highway banjoist Jason Burleson has been treated for an internal bleed this past few days. Just as the band arrived in France for a […]

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Mark Hodges shows his generous side

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Anyone who has had dealings with Mountain Fever Records knows label head Mark Hodges to be a jovial fellow. A bear of a man, Mark is always quick with a quip, or a self-deprecating comment, and when he laughs you have no choice but to […]

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Jake Schepps injured coming home from RockyGrass

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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More bad 5 string news this weekend. Colorado banjo picker and occasional Bluegrass Today correspondent, Jake Schepps, was seriously injured in a head-on collision heading home from RockyGrass on Saturday night. He was transported to Boulder Community Hospital where he underwent surgery in the early hours of the morning.  Now in […]

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Jason Burleson hospitalized in France

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While starting Blue Highway’s tour in France this weekend, banjo picker Jason Burleson has taken ill and is currently hospitalized. At this point, no further details are available, other than that Jason is stabilizing. We will report with more information as it is available. Bounce back […]

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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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