Category: Bluegrass print media news

New banjo book from Lluis Gómez

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Spanish banjo master Lluis Gómez has a new banjo book which he says was only unintentionally released. He assembled it as a teaching aid for himself, but since students and workshop participants expressed such a strong interest in purchasing a copy, he decided to print […]

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No Depression takes to Kickstarter for return to print

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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No Depression, initially a folk arts print quarterly, then an online alternative music magazine, is planning a return to paper and ink with the help of an online crowdsourcing campaign. Now under the direction of the FreshGrass team, No Depression has taken to Kickstarter to […]

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Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies by Bill Evans

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The folks at Wiley Publishing have generated one of the few print media powerhouses in this age of declining magazine and book sales. Their bright yellow Dummies books seemingly cover every imaginable topic from digital photography to writing computer code. So much so that they […]

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The Songwriter In Me – The Demo Recordings

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Following on the success of her book on songwriting, bluegrass and Gospel singer and songwriter Donna Ulisse has released an audio CD companion. The Songwriter In Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process was released in the summer of 2014, and has enjoyed both critical and […]

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High Lonesome Below Sea Level

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Those who follow the international press may recognize that the term Americanization is used pejoratively by some guardians of European culture. The worldwide dominance of the English language, the American dollar, and US pop culture is viewed by some as a threat to indigenous ways, especially […]

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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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