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Photos from Gettysburg, May 2015

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thanks again to our fine festival photographer Frank Baker, who sent along these images from the May 2015 Gettysburg Bluegras Festival.

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Quicksilver tour report from Europe

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We got a report on Friday from Rainer Zellner, who is promoting this month’s Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver tour in central Europe. He says that everyone arrived in good shape and that the tour is going well so far. “Everything started well with a sold out show in […]

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Henhouse Prowlers share bluegrass in Rwanda

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. Here is a report from banjo picker Ben Wright on their time in Rwanda. To be honest, Rwanda knocked us off our feet and left us stunned from the moment we […]

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Notes from Gettysburg – May, 2015

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I make no bones about it. Gettysburg is my favorite festival. I look forward to the twice a year trips there, in May and August, even though I’m rarely able to swing more than a day or two because of the pesky day job. This […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 5/12/15

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Laurel County Shrine Bluegrass Festival in London, KY.  

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Bluegrass in Africa – Henhouse Prowlers

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. Here is a report from banjo picker Ben Wright on their 2015 trip so far. We’re back in Africa for our third trip in three years, which is hard to […]

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Doyle Lawson does Europe by train

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are preparing for a European adventure, getting ready for a jam-packed 12 day tour of Central Europe. They will visit five countries in that time, traveling almost exclusively by train. This tour was arranged by Rainer Zellner, who has been bringing US bluegrass artists […]

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Steep Canyon Rangers in the Deep South

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Shelly Swanger went out with the Steep Canyon Rangers recently, and captured images from three shows in Atlanta, Tallahassee and Pensacola.    

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Grass Cats celebrate 11 years of first Thursdays

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Grass Cats, the popular bluegrass group based in Raleigh, NC, are celebrating a special anniversary tonight. For the past 11 years, they have without fail played the first Thursday night of each month at Mac’s Tavern in nearby Cary. And to commemorate this consistent record, […]

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Skaggs, White and Cooder touring together

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A pair of artists whose careers have been marked by unexpected pairings and multi-stylistic collaborations, will be touring later in 2015 with one of the purest voices in country music when Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs hit the road together. Cooder has made his […]

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