Category: Bluegrass print media news

Bobby Osborne autobiography in the works

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A lingering void in the bluegrass library is set to be filled by music journalist Bill Conger, who is working with Bobby Osborne to complete an autobiography of his life in the music business. Only recently have book publishers begun to recognize the market for such works, as […]

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Acoustic Disc releases Dawg Jazz book

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A third edition in their Book Of The Dawg series, Dawg Jazz, has been released by Acoustic Disc, David Grisman’s record label. Like its previous volumes, Dawg Roots and Dawg Grass, this third book collects 20 Grisman compositions in a jazzy vein from his many recordings this […]

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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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