Category: Bluegrass print media news

Collecting James King stories

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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C.J. Lewandowski has undertaken an ambitious project. While traveling this year with James King, he will be recording interviews with James with an eye toward assembling them into a book on the bluegrass storyteller. James has agreed to this venture, and is enthusiastic about seeing […]

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Bluegrass in Baltimore – The Hard Drivin’ Sound and Its Legacy

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The area including Baltimore, Washington D.C. and surrounding region, Maryland and northern Virginia, is noted for a power-packed style of bluegrass music, notably in the 1940s and 1950s, although it is often the style of choice even today. During that era there was an influx […]

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The Bluegrass Hall of Fame – Inductee Biographies 1991-2014

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Every year since 1991 the IBMA initiates the induction of deserving personnel into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame (first called the Hall of Honor). The Hall of Fame is situated in the Owensboro, Kentucky-based International Bluegrass Music Museum and to complement the Hall […]

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The Two Faces of Nina Grey – Nancy B. Brewer

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Nancy B. Brewer is a writer who specializes in historical and Christian fiction, with a special focus on books for young adult readers. She is also a lifelong fan of bluegrass music who has found a unique way to include the music she loves with […]

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The Music of The Stanley Brothers

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Though it’s not actually scheduled for release until next year (which is later this week!), Gary Reid tells us that he has received an initial consignment of his new book, The Music of The Stanley Brothers, from University of Illinois Press. If ever there was […]

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In It For The Long Run from Jim Rooney

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Still stuck for a bluegrass Christmas gift idea for someone who buys all the music they want for themselves? Here’s something that slipped past us as it was released earlier this year when it was sent to an old address, and might be perfect for that bluegrass […]

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Skint Knee, Texas from Steve Sprugin

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass and folk music fans know Steve Spurgin as a singer and songwriter from the west coast, famous for his work with seminal bands like Byron Berline’s Sundance, and with Berline, Dan Crary and John Hickman in California with John Moore. Steve has also found […]

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Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Students of bluegrass, country and old time music are generally agreed that the Bristol Sessions in 1927 served as the Big Bang of hillbilly music, the spark that ignited the popularity of what we now call the traditional mountain sound. In these sessions, held over […]

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Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Matt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow envelope-pushers like Tony Trischka, Andy […]

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Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Violet Hensley, who has entertained visitors at Silver Dollar City since 1967, has released an account of her 97 years on earth called Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story. Written with Randall Franks, the book follows Violet from her youth in Arkansas, raising 9 […]

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