Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Blake Johnson hopes to be released this week

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Blake Johnson, bassist and vocalist with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, has been hospitalized this past two weeks, suffering from a rare blood infection. But he says that he is feeling much better and is looking forward to being discharged later this week, and […]

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Blake Johnson hospitalized

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Blake Johnson, bass player and harmony singer with IIIrd Tyme Out, is currently hospitalized at Duke University suffering from an unspecified viral illness. Edgar Loudermilk filled in at his previous position this past weekend with the band. At this point it is unknown if Blake will […]

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Sir Walter goes banjo crazy!

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Last night when we arrived in Raleigh, there was a flurry of activity by the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh in front of the Raleigh Convention Center. Bland Hoke and his team from Wyoming were setting up a temporary art installation that is all about banjos. […]

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Jeff Brown sez “Name That Bus!”

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jeff Brown has purchased a bus to facilitate Still Lonesome’s transportation, and has decided to ask his fans to help him give it a name. They’ve set up a special form online to suggest a name, or you can send one by email. The entry […]

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Wayne Blythe – Carter Center banjo

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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So many of the fine people who make contributions to bluegrass do so outside of their primary profession or occupation. For example, next week at the World of Bluegrass convention will be hundreds of folks who are taking time off work to focus on their […]

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Major award for Shelby Jewell

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Bluegrass Kinsmen are a well-known band in their native southwestern Virginia. Formed in 1971 by brothers Shelby and Ebby Jewel, the Kinsmen are still active under Ebby’s leadership since Shelby laid down his guitar and retired in 2012. Bluegrass doesn’t give out gold watches, […]

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Happy Birthday to us!

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While frantically preparing for IBMA week coming up in Raleigh, we would be remiss in failing to note that this week marked our 3rd anniversary operating as Bluegrass Today. We officially went live on September 23, 2011, just ahead of the World of Bluegrass convention […]

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Tell us your favorite bluegrass story

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While we’re all at World of Bluegrass next week in Raleigh, Bluegrass Today is planning to shoot a batch of brief videos for what we hope can be a semi-regular feature. We don’t yet have a name picked out, but we know it’s something everyone […]

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Calling all Banjo Babes

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Are you a Banjo Babe? Would you like to be featured in the upcoming 2015 Banjo Babes Calendar? Erin Inglish is once again collaborating with other young banjo pickin’ girls to produce a promotional calendar and CD. The project is designed to bring attention to […]

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Jesse McReynolds resting at home

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass hero and mandolin monster, Jesse McReynolds is taking it easy at home after an out-patient procedure at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville on Tuesday. This was his second electrophysiological study with ablation this year, where catheters are inserted into larger blood vessels and snaked through to the […]

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