Category: Events

Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/14/14

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff in Farmer’s Branch, TX.  

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Bluegrass in Georgia

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We have had an interesting weekend of discovery regarding bluegrass in the great state of Georgia. Friday night we went to a local gem called the Woodbine Opry. They have bluegrass shows on Friday and country music shows on Saturday in the Woodbine community center. They […]

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Doyle Lawson at World of Bluegrass

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Just as things were wrapping up during the busy IBMA week in Raleigh earlier this month, Doyle Lawson stopped in to talk with David Morris about all things Quicksilver.  

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Final IBMA week photos

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s a final batch of Todd Powers‘ images from the Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Major thanks and a tip of the cap to Todd for his great work!  

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Michael Cleveland at IBMA

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass festival, we had the chance to interview many of the top artists and songwriters in our business. Among them was Michael Cleveland, a highly-respected fiddler and bandleader, who shared some thoughts about his new record, […]

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Summer McMahan talks Mountain Faith

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Summer McMahan, the talented young vocalist and fiddler with Mountain Faith, spoke with us during IBMA week about their upcoming album, a secular project for Mountain Fever.  

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The Church Sisters at IBMA

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Among the acts I was most eager to meet during IBMA’s big week in Raleigh were The Church Sisters, Savannah and Sarah, from Galax, VA. These 18 year old twins sing with a purity and beauty that is something to behold. We chatted about their […]

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Sparta celebrates Lester Flatt’s 100th birthday

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Though the actual birthdate was marked earlier this Summer, the City of Sparta, TN is throwing a free music festival tomorrow (10/11) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lester Flatt’s birth. Lester called Sparta his home during his music career, and has family there to this […]

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Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The last set of the night at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Friday, at Wide Open Bluegrass, was heaven. Billed as the Wide Open Jam, that was a rather modest description. It was the pinnacle. It was a fine Loar, or a fine pre-war Martin. […]

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Béla Fleck at World of Bluegrass

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As we all knew they would, someone recorded Béla Fleck’s Keynote Address to the 2014 IBMA World of Bluegrass Business Conference, and posted it online. It’s a good, clear recording and Béla’s remarks should be of interest to anyone who contributes, follows or participates in […]

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