Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

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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Welcome Hadley Chapman

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A Thanksgiving bluegrass baby! Jeremy and Shaylon Chapman had an exciting turkey day yesterday, spending the day at the hospital where their first child, Hadley Addison Chapman, was born. She arrived at 10:15 a.m., weighing 6 lbs, 12 oz, and stretching to 20” tall. All are […]

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Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]

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Ernie Evans’ cancer fight continues

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We reported last week on Ernie Evans undergoing surgery on November 17. A pair of tumorous growths were successfully removed, along with a kidney stone, but subsequent tests have revealed that the cancer remains. Ernie is a very popular performer in Florida, where he tours […]

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Song of the Mountains mural in Marion

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The town of Marion, Virgina has become a familiar one to fans of bluegrass music based on the popularity of Song Of The Mountains, a live performance television show that airs on dozens of PBS affiliates across the US. Marion has been a strong supporter […]

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A Quiz – Who Am I?

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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How well do you know your bluegrass, both contemporary and historic? Check your knowledge of trivia with the questions below. I played with the Lost and Found, the Larry Stephenson Band and the Lonesome River Band before joining Lou Reid and Carolina. Who am I? […]

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Ernie Evans goes under the knife

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ernie Evans, popular Florida performer and festival promoter, is the latest in our bluegrass family to suffer from cancer. Yesterday morning he underwent surgery to remove a pair of tumors that were found in his bladder. It appears that the surgery went well, and Ernie’s […]

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Health Insurance Sign Up Time

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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David Moultrop, who has worked with the IBMA Wellness Committee for several years and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker near Boston, asked us to share this reminder for bluegrass artists about the new health care law which requires US citizens to be enrolled in […]

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