Category: Bluegrass At Large

Don Wayne Reno on the Adcocks

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We received a note over the weekend from Don Wayne Reno, son of banjo legend Don Reno, and a fine five string stylist in his own right. He wanted to share a few words in response to our piece last month on the financial struggles […]

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America-grass! – Your Essential 4th of July Playlist

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Happy Birthday America! 238 years ago, our founding fathers declared our independence from Great Britain and gave birth to a new nation. The land of the free and the home of the brave proved that a nation for the people and by the people could […]

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Jeff Brown is a Kentucky Colonel

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Traditional singer and bandleader Jeff Brown has been awarded an honor especially cherished by bluegrassers. Steven L. Beshear, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has inducted Brown as an official Kentucky Colonel, an honorary status with a history dating back to the War of 1812. Originally, […]

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Phil Leadbetter ready for round two

| June 30, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Within the close-knit community of bluegrass musicians, there are few figures as widely beloved as Phil Leadbetter. This prominent reso-guitarist has worked at the top levels of our music, touring with J.D. Crowe while also handling his booking arrangements for many years, and being involved […]

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James King Get Well Fund

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Friends and fans of James King know he’s been battling some serious health issues this summer, undergoing surgery, spending time in hospital, and now trying to recover and regain his strength to get back out on the road. And of course, folks have been lining […]

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Monroeville promoting Clyde Moody’s legacy

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you followed our video interviews during the 2013 World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, you may recall one we did with Connie Matthews, who is the nephew of the great Clyde Moody. Connie had recovered one of Clyde’s old guitars, his last in fact, and […]

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Congress Gets An Earful on Royalties

| June 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Talented performers are leaving the music business because U.S. copyright provisions don’t allow them to make an adequate living, country music artist Rosanne Cash told a House Judiciary Committee panel Wednesday in Washington. Cash was one of a handful of music industry professionals testifying about […]

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Sammy Shelor with Zac Brown Band

| June 25, 2014 | 2 Comments
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This past Sunday (June 22), Sammy Shelor performed with the Zac Brown Band in Bristow, VA. Brown and his eclectic country band have been known to favor bluegrass music and acoustic artists, and his former bass player and current guitarist, John Driskell Hopkins, has a […]

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Adam Steffey – The Graduate

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve mentioned several times the fact that mando-monster Adam Steffey was a staff instructor in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. Students at the school have the good fortune to take mandolin lessons from one of the most […]

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Free video download for Eddie Adcock contributors

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We heard this week from Happy Traum, who runs Homespun Videos with his wife, Jane. He expressed the anguish of so many in the bluegrass world in seeing the tough financial position that Eddie and Martha Adcock see themselves in, and wanted to add something to the effort […]

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