Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news

SPBGMA 2016 notes

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We had a blast this year at the SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville. As always, it’s great to re-connect with old friends and make new ones, with more high-quality music being played than you could ever hope to see in a day. Between the main […]

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Woodbine Opry in Georgia

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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While many in the bluegrass world were in Nashville taking in the events at SPBGMA, small local venues were continuing their shows. One such venue is the Woodbine Opry. The Woodbine Opry is located in Woodbine, Georgia north of Jacksonville, Florida. The Opry was started by Hoydt […]

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Cifersky and Kozak – February Mountain Tour 2016

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Richard Cifersky and Ondra Kozak have shared this music video they produced to help promote their upcoming February Mountain Tour 2016 in central Europe. The two super pickers are among Europe’s best, and have performed in many of the top bluegrass bands over there. The duo (banjo/guitar) […]

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Noam Pikelny goes solo

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Banjo wizard Noam Pikelny is taking leave of his Punch Brothers bandmates – for the next few weeks at least – to venture out on his first solo performance tour. And by solo, we mean solo; just him on stage – no band. Dates are […]

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KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest May 28

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s time again to get those applications ready for the annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest, held each year during the Bluegrass & BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Restricted to young bluegrass groups 21 and under, this competition not only awards […]

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A Life of Sorrow in Arizona 

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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“Ask me about the Stanley Brothers.” That is the legend on the pocket of Gary Reid’s crisp, white shirt. So, did the Stanley Brothers do any shows in Arizona? Regardless of the answer, Reid, a Stanley Brothers enthusiast since his teenage years, is taking his […]

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Cowan, Darin & Brooke take over City Winery

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This past Saturday night (January 30) modern bluegrass music held forth at Nashville’s City Winery. The occasion was a concert by The John Cowan Band, which on Saturday included Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Tyler Collins, Graham Russell, Shad Cobb, and Ed Toth from The Doobie Brothers. […]

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Introducing Circa Blue Fest

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Circa Blue is delighted to announce that they are bringing a top flight bluegrass festival to their home base of Martinsburg. Circa Blue Fest, scheduled for May 6-8, 2016, will be hosted in cooperation with The Child Safe Center, an anti-child abuse organization who will […]

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Bob Shue Appreciation Day this weekend

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass lovers in the Piedmont area of North Carolina are getting together this weekend to honor one of their own, Bob Shue of Concord. Shue has been a major figure in the bluegrass community in central North Carolina since the 1960s, both as a luthier […]

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40th annual Jekyll Island Bluegrass

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The 40th Jekyll Island Bluegrass festival, hosted by Norman and Judy Adams, kicked off with Volume 5. This group has rapidly become a festival favorite on the bluegrass circuit. The Gary Waldrep band continued its string of consecutive appearances on the Jekyll stage. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme […]

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