Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Behind the Image: Jim McGuire’s Hall of Fame Photo

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This article on the iconic image of John Hartford his fans know so well is a contribution from Phil Newman, a writer based in Franklin, TN, who serves as publicist for The John Hartford Office. It also appeared in the December 2014 edition of the John […]

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3rd annual Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Did you know that we were on the cusp of the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day? It’s true. Starting in 2012, December 12 was declared as a day to share your love for bluegrass music, and the artists who preserve and perform it. Word didn’t come down […]

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We want to see your mug

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Your face, that is – and your Bluegrass Today coffee mug! For the month of December, we are asking readers to send us a photo of themselves with their Bluegrass Today mug. Each Friday, starting next week, we will select our favorite and award the winner […]

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Ernie Evans medical fund established

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve written several times recently about Florida bluegrass performer and entrepreneur Ernie Evans, and his being thrust suddenly into the unfamiliar role of cancer patient. As anyone who has faced this frightening proposition can attest, it is among the most unsettling situations a person can endure, […]

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On This Day #35 – Introducing James King

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ………. On December 8, 1985, James King recorded tracks for his album Introducing James King. In sessions that took place over two days – December 8 and December 9, 1985 – James King, with the help of Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain […]

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57th Annual Grammy nominations announced

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The nominee for the 2015 Grammy awards have been announced today, and we see a lot of familiar bluegrass names in the list. First let’s look at the nominees for the Bluegrass Grammy, technically, Best Bluegrass Album. The Earls Of Leicester – The Earls Of Leicester, Rounder […]

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Ernie Evans cancer update

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Florida bluegrass impressario Ernie Evans has shared this health update, his second since receiving a cancer diagnosis in mid-November. It appears that his cancer is treatable, and he is optimistic going forward. “We just got back from the Oncologist after hearing the results of my […]

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Winner named in Jeff Brown bus contest

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A winner has been announced in the Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome Name That Bus contest. The object was – you guessed it – to come up with a name for the band’s new blue bus. And the winner is Teresa Jewell of Rosedale, VA who suggested […]

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Ronnie Prevette recovering from a stroke

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ronnie Privette, bluegrass mandolinist and former member of Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, is recovering at home in Kernersville, NC from a relatively mild stroke he suffered last week. When we caught up with him this afternoon, Ronnie told us that he is […]

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Tony Rice Bourgeois auction starts today

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Back in October we posted about the custom Dana Bourgeois guitar being built to honor and benefit Tony Rice. It was designed and built as a Bourgeois interpretation of Tony’s priceless 1935 D-28, often called the Clarence While guitar, as it spent time in Clarence’s custody before Tony […]

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