Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Ramsey Carpenter wins Miss America talent competition

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Well done Miss Kentucky! Last night, during preliminaries at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, Ramsey Carpenter took first place in the talent competition for her fiery fiddle medley of Sally Gooden and Orange Blossom Special. As the talent winner, she receives a […]

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Eddie Adcock on his major award

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a cash award of $50,000. “What […]

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Eddie Adcock receives the 2014 Steve Martin prize

| September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
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The 2014 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music has been awarded to Eddie Adcock. The prize includes a cash payment of $50,000 and the opportunity to appear in public with Martin. Since the early 1950s, Eddie has been playing the banjo […]

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The Chapmans showcase vintage instruments at the Acoustic Shoppe

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ask anyone who has ever worked in a music store. We’ve all dreamed about a customer who would come in to the store with an old banjo or guitar, and casually mention that they have a dozen more at home just like it. For the greatest […]

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Jake Schepps on the mend

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A month ago we shared some frightening news about Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps, and the terrible auto accident he was in while returning home from RockyGrass in July. He spent a week in the hospital and had to undergo surgery, but Jake tells us that his […]

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Last chance to win Wide Open Bluegrass getaway

| August 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Today, August 28, is the last day to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC, along with hotel accommodations and $500 in travel expenses. The giveaway is sponsored by Visit Raleigh, the convention and […]

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Marty Raybon announces Shenandoah reunion tour

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Marty Raybon has announced that he is reuniting with his former Shenandoah bandmates for select dates during 2015. The band had a very successful run in country music in the late 1980s and early ’90s, with hits like Mama Knows, The Church On Cumberland Road, […]

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Phil Leadbetter health update

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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All of bluegrass rejoiced with the news that Phil Leadbetter, celebrated reso-guitarist, had defeated his cancer after a successful stem cell transplant two years ago. And we were all crestfallen when he announced in June of this year that the cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, had returned. We […]

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Del McCoury to receive Berklee honor

| August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
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The Berklee College of Music is set to honor Del McCoury with an American Roots Master award when he performs with his band in Boston on September 12. Despite having been founded in 1945 for the study of jazz music, a new popular style at the […]

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Congratulations Steven and Christi Dowdy

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Earlier this month, Steven Dowdy, guitarist and vocalist with The Bluegrass Brothers, was married to Christi Bryant. He shared this brief description of their big day. “Christi and I joined hands in marriage on August 11. We had been childhood sweethearts, and have known each […]

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