Category: Bluegrass At Large

Bluegrass Music: a history with many sources at IBMM

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The  International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened a new exhibit, Bluegrass Music: a history with many sources. It will run for one year, chronicling the beginnings of bluegrass and pre-bluegrass music. The focus of the exhibit is the period from the early 20th […]

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Blake Johnson recovering after surgery

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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IIIrd Tyme Out bassist Blake Johnson has been in the hospital again, with doctors trying to relive his chronic abdominal pain, and find out why he has been unable to eat. Blake has been suffering from pancreatitis and kidney problems, making his participation with the band […]

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John Hickman hospitalized

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When it rains, it pours… We posted last month about the fundraising appeal for banjo legend John Hickman and his wife Susie, hoping to raise money to fix his roof and make a number of needed structural repairs on their house. The great news is […]

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Noam Pikelny joins Martin banjo prize board

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Steve Martin has announced that Noam Pikelny, current banjoist with Punch Brothers, has joined the Board which selects the recipients of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. Noam had been the inaugural prize winner in 2010. Martin founded this award […]

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What’s up with Tony Rice?

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In bluegrass music circles, no question is asked more consistently that some variation of, “What’s going on with Tony Rice?” Followers of his music reacted with immediate generosity in 2013 when an appeal went out for financial support when he was unable to perform, and reaction […]

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McCabe’s tapes to be housed at UNC Chapel Hill

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Great news for lovers of live music recordings. More than 40 years of live concerts recorded at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA have been donated to the Southern Folklife Collection at the UNC Chapel Hill library. Open since 1958, McCabe’s has always been what […]

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GoFundMe campaign for Blake Johnson

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Blake Johnson, the talented bass player and vocalist for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, has been having a rough time of late. Health challenges are always disruptive and unpleasant, but we don’t often expect to see them visited on healthy young people. We have written […]

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Congratulations Jerry and Erin Salley!

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On June 20, Nashville country and bluegrass singer, songwriter and producer, Jerry Salley, was married to Erin Searcy at The Grand Inheritance in Gallatin, TN. Jerry tells us that he met Erin at the songwriter festival Blast on the Bay in Port St Joe, FL. When they […]

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On This Day #42 – IBMA

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On this Day …. On Monday June 24, 1985, a group of interested individuals gathered in the board-room of BMI’s Nashville headquarters for two days of discussion to explore the possibilities of forming a trade organisation in support of bluegrass music. Initiated by Lance LeRoy, […]

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New leadership at Gruhn Guitars

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, among the most iconic guitar shops ever to function in the United States, has announced the promotion of Eric C. Newell to company President and General Manager. He will assume overall administration and day-to-day management duties from company founder and namesake, George Gruhn, who […]

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