Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

I have to finish this song – a story of a daughter’s love

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This story by Christina Hobert and Anna Nichols was originally published March 17, 2016 in The Trailblazer, the official student newspaper of Morehead State University in Kentucky. They have graciously consented to having it reprinted here. Thanks to Raymond McLain, Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional […]

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Bluegrass Safari with Dan Boner and Kevin Dooley

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Once again, noted nature photographer Kevin Dooley is hosting a group of amateur camera snappers and bluegrass students on a South African Safari in November 2016. Dan Boner, Director of the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies department at East Tennessee State University will […]

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2016 March MASHness round 2.2

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We’re on to the second round two polls in our March MASHness competition, pitting first round winners in the Ingenious Innovators and Leading Ladies divisions against one another. These showed some of the closest vote counts so far, and the first section of the bracket […]

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Round two of March MASHness 2016

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Here we go… The Round two polls in our 2016 March MASHness, largely matching the format used in the annual NCAA basketball tournament, are now open! Readers are asked to continue voting to select their all time favorite bluegrass entertainer through this series of head-to-head […]

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March MASHness 2016 – Leading Ladies

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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OK… here is the last batch of round one polls for our March MASHness competition at Bluegrass Today. This time it’s the Leading Ladies, where readers are asked to choose in four match ups between eight pioneering women in bluegrass music. Gets your votes in quickly, […]

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2016 March MASHness – Ingenious Innovators

| March 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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OK… here we are with the third division polls in our 2016 March MASHness at Bluegrass Today. Following a bracket devised by Daniel Mullins, we are asking readers to choose their favorites in a one-on-one style competition, modeled after the annual NCAA basketball tournament currently dominating […]

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2016 March MASHness – Battle of the Bands

| March 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s time to vote in the second, first round ballot in our Bluegrass Today March MASHness reader’s poll. Over the next two weeks we will go through the bracket, a la NCAA basketball, to pick our favorite artist in the history of bluegrass. This round […]

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Introducing March MASHness 2016

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Every Spring the attention of sports fans in the US turns to college basketball as the NCAA tournament cracks into gear. Whether you love the roundball or view it with disdain, there’s no avoiding the mania that occurs when 68 college teams go for the title in […]

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Bruce Weber Sr. retires from Weber Mandolins

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bruce Weber Sr., founder and General Manager of Weber Mandolins, has announced that he is stepping down from active management of the company. It had been sold in 2012 to Two Old Hippies, which also manages Bedell and Breedlove guitars, with the Weber shop moving to Bend, OR with […]

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On This Day #46 – The Stanley Brothers in London

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ….. On March 11, 1966, the Stanley Brothers made their one and only appearance in England, at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Stanley Brothers – Carter, the lead singer, guitarist and the elder of the two, and banjo-playing Ralph – were […]

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