Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Delmore Brothers at IBMM

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened a new exhibit focusing on the life and music of Alton and Rabon Delmore, known to history as The Delmore Brothers. They were Grand Ole Opry stars in the pre-bluegrass era, but their legacy is such […]

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Buy a song for Nepal from The Mountain Music Project

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tara Linhardt has teamed up with Tim O’Brien, Abigail Washburn, and the Mountain Music Project in an effort to raise badly needed funds for the people in the mountains of Nepal who have been devastated by recent earthquakes in the Himalayan communities just north of India. […]

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Rounder founders accept Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award from Folk Alliance

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On May 15, 2015, Kari Estrin – the founder of SERFA (Southeastern Regional Folk Alliance) – presented Ken Irwin, Marian Leighton Levy and Bill Nowlin (the Rounder Founders) with a special award honoring their work. Also presented awards were Alice Gerrard and Si Kahn. Rounder […]

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Welcome Calvin Thile

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Congratulations to Chris Thile and Claire Coffee on the birth of their first child, Calvin Eugene. He was born about a week ago in Portland, OR where the newlyweds make their home. Claire plays the role of Adalind Schade on the popular NBC television drama, Grimm, […]

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Catching up with The Gibson Brothers

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Excuse me for a minute while I put the cart way in front of the horse, but after listening to the Gibson Brothers pay tribute on their latest CD to a long list of brother acts that preceded them in bluegrass and country music – […]

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Rhyme & Season – James Reams

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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“My intention is to embrace a wide range of human emotion from happiness and love to loss and sorrow, and over it all to express the hope I feel about the future. As I listened to some old gems, I was once again amazed at […]

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James King and his liver transplant

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fans and followers of James King know that it’s been hard times up and down the road of late for the bluegrass balladeer. The past year has found him in and out of hospitals since being admitted while on the road in May 2014 for […]

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Tex Logan quite ill

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Through his daughter, Jody, we have learned that renowned fiddler and bluegrass personality, Tex Logan, is in very poor health. He has been hospitalized for much of April with a variety of issues, but has just recently suffered a heart attack and is experiencing kidney […]

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Sam Passamano receives Airplay Direct award

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Airplay Direct, the file-sharing system that serves artists, music labels and radio programmers, has announced Sam Passamano of Rural Rhythm Records as the recipient of their second annual Iconic Innovators Award. In addition to the honor, this award comes with a free Airplay Direct marketing campaign […]

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Sweetwater to host VornDick studio seminar

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Renowned studio engineer and producer Bil VornDick has teamed up with mega-music retailer Sweetwater, and Chicago grassers The House Carpenters to offer a 3-day recording seminar in Fort Wayne, IN. It is scheduled for April 23-25. VornDick is among the most celebrated acoustic music engineers […]

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