Category: Bluegrass At Large

Drs. Gibson, I presume

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It looks like we will soon have to address Leigh and Eric Gibson as Doctor, as they are both being awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York. They had already received bachelors degrees from SUNY Plattsburgh the […]

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Concord Music Group acquires Sugar Hill Records

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Concord Music Group, a Beverly Hills-based music publishing and record label conglomerate, has acquired Sugar Hill Records and Vanguard Records from the Welk Music Group. Plans are for Sugar Hill to move into the Nashville offices of Rounder Records, another Concord property, under the direction of […]

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Aubrey Holt back home

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass legend Aubrey Holt is back home after a brief hospitalization to treat his congestive heart failure. He was kept in the hospital longer than expected, owing to the large amount of fluid that had built up around his heart, and how slowly it was […]

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Deering brings back the banjo uke

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One of the interesting trends of the early 20th century was the fascination with converting all sorts of stringed instruments into banjos. People made mandolins into banjos, and guitars, and most ill-advisedly, even full scale string basses were fashioned onto a banjo body. The most […]

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Aubrey Holt hospitalized

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Aubrey Holt, Indiana bluegrass patriarch and part of the legendary Boys From Indiana, has been admitted to the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati. He will be treated for congestive heart failure, and to remove fluid from around his heart. His family says that he has been […]

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Blake Johnson back in the hospital

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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IIIrd Tyme Out bass player and vocalist Blake Johnson is back in the hospital, but this time from an abundance of caution. Fans may recall that he spent several weeks there last year, suffering from a somewhat mysterious malady that had sapped his strength and […]

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Frank Solivan cleans up at the Wammies

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Frank Solivan’s good year continued on Sunday when he took home 8 trophies at the Washington Area Music Association Awards ceremony at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA. Not only did Frank, and his trusty touring band, Dirty Kitchen, all but sweep the bluegrass […]

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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job #2

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A Quiz ….. From the very beginning playing bluegrass music has been a particularly precarious job, even for the very, very talented. Bill Monroe worked at Sinclair Oil in the 1930s; Kenny Baker often went back to the coal mines even though he was a mainstay […]

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EBMA announces 2015 Bluegrass Pioneers and Personalities Awards

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The European Bluegrass Music Association, the unaffiliated counterpart to the International Bluegrass Music Association in the US, has announced the 2015 recipients of their Bluegrass Pioneers and Personalities Awards. This serves as a Hall of Fame of sorts, noting musicians, promoters, journalists, DJs, luthiers,and experts of various […]

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Welcome Elijah Benson!

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Another bluegrass baby! Dustin and Emmy Lou Benson are celebrating the birth of their second child, Elijah Scott. He made his appearance yesterday (3/10) at 9:14 a.m. (CDT), weighing in at 7 lbs 11 oz, and stretching to 21.5” long. Dustin is the guitarist and vocalist […]

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