Category: Media

Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass 2016

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It seems most everyone in the bluegrass world is getting keyed up for the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention next week. There’s lots of packing going on this weekend, and a lot of travel plans being checked for bluegrass music’s old home week in Raleigh, […]

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Johnny Walker video from Carolina Blue

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Carolina Blue has released a music video for Johnny Walker, one of the tracks from their current album, Goin’ Home Today. It was written by mandolinist Tim Jones, a founding member of the group. The video was shot and edited by Corey Johnson with M-Pact Studios, […]

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When She Was Mine video from Fireball Mail

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Fireball Mail, winners of the Band Contest at the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, have released a music video for one of the tracks on their debut album, Bending The Rails. Based in Nashville, this bunch has come a great distance since forming only two years […]

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Join The Jam! from Annie Savage

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Colorado fiddler and string educator Annie Savage has a new book, Join The Jam, designed to help string musicians become more comfortable in the somewhat daunting jam session environment. It is meant both for the string student and their teachers. In the book, Savage seeks […]

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40 Blues video from Rebecca Frazier

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rebecca Frazier has never been one to do as she’s told, starting with “girls don’t play Tony Rice-style lead guitar.” This small but power-packed young woman has shown herself a force to be recognized in the flatpicking world, and her most recent album, When We […]

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Moron Brothers live on Facebook

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Moron Brothers, everybody’s favorite bluegrass comedians, are hosting a special performance tonight (9/15) on Facebook. Lardo and Burley will be using the Facebook live video feature to share their unique perspective on the world starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. These two retired firefighters […]

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J. D. Crowe and Deering Banjos enter Banjo Hall of Fame

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This report on the Hall of Fame weekend at the American Banjo Museum is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, a Dallas area bluegrass musician, radio host, and founder of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Alan also serves on the Board of the IBMA and is integral […]

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Bluegrass Country Foundation forms to save BluegrassCountry.org

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It looks like there is at least one group in the DC capitol area hard at work to save their beloved bluegrass radio in the district and outlying areas. The Bluegrass Country Foundation has been formed specifically to raise the necessary funds to continue the […]

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Molly May video from Claire Lynch

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Compass Records has released a music video for Molly May, the second track on their new album for Claire Lynch, North By South. The record has a Northern theme, featuring songs written by Canadian songwriters, this one by J.P. Cormier from the Cape Breton coast. It’s […]

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2016 Steve Martin Prize goes to Rhiannon Giddens

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In a surprising twist, the 2016 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music has been awarded to Rhiannon Giddens, founding member of The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Along with banjo scholar and musicologist Dom Flemons, Giddens has been at the forefront of a movement of […]

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