Category: Bluegrass At Large

Radio Ramblers barnstorming Europe and UK

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This post is a contribution from popular bluegrass artist and radio man, Joe Mullins. He and The Radio Ramblers are celebrating 10 years together with their very first tour of England and Switzerland this week. Joe has promised to send photos and stories while they […]

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Larry Cordle fighting leukemia

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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There is some sad news this morning from one of our bluegrass heroes. Larry Cordle, the Mighty Cord, has informed his fans that he is going through a serious battle with cancer. Few artists in our music reach the heights that Cord has achieved. As […]

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Wayne Taylor’s surgery postponed

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Many folks have inquired about the status of Wayne Taylor, who had been initially scheduled for open heart surgery earlier today. We have learned that his surgery has been postponed until at least tomorrow (5/17), but not owing to any decline in his condition. The […]

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Scott Napier’s mandolin comes home to PA

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Does every instrument have a story to tell? That’s a romantic notion among musicians and many fans of acoustic stringed music, imagining all the people who may have played or owned one over its life. That theme was the basis for a popular film in 1998 […]

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Text scam targeted at bands

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Our friend (and former correspondent) Lisa Jacobi shared news with us this morning about a new scam that is being targeted at performing bands via mobile phones. It appears to be a variant of an old con where someone contacts you and asks if you can […]

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Mile Twelve home safe again

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Here’s the third report from Boston’s Mile Twelve as they travel through Ireland sharing their contemporary bluegrass sound. The band is Evan Murphy on guitar, Nate Sabat on bass, BB Bowness on banjo, and Bronwyn Keith‐Hynes on fiddle. The three week tour of Ireland has come to a close. We […]

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Jeri Foreman wins 2016 Australian Bluegrass Scholarship

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Jeri Foreman has been announced today as the recipient of the 2016 Australian Bluegrass Scholarship. This award was established in 2011 by Hamish and Lachlan Davidson to encourage singers and musicians who demonstrate talent, dedication and leadership in the field of bluegrass music. Foreman has been fiddling […]

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The Peregrines make it to Denmark

| May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This post is a contribution from Grant Gordy, guitarist with a new Transatlantic bluegrass experiment, currently on tour in Europe called The Peregrines. The guys will be sending us occasional reports as their tour progresses. To start off, I had a fantastic welcome to London before the tour […]

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Curly Strings takes first at EWOB ’16

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This report on last weekend’s 2016 EWOB festival in Europe is a contribution from Jos van der Lelie, host of the All Around Bluegrass and Master’s Garden programs on The Bluegrass Mix. At the annual European World Of Bluegrass festival in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands, Curly Strings of […]

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New welcome sign in Sandy Hook, KY

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The town of Sandy Hook, Kentucky may be small in size (population under 700), but it looms large in the hearts of bluegrass and country music fans as the hometown of the late Keith Whitley. Sandy Hook is only 25 miles from Cordell, where Ricky Skaggs […]

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