Category: Bluegrass print media news

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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The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has published a comprehensive manual on developing solos for acoustic guitar. Written by FGM publisher Dan Miller, The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos runs to 260 pages and includes a pair of audio CDs covering what the author describes as three […]

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North Florida Folk Music

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The History Press has released North Florida Folk Music – History & Tradition, by Ron Johnson, which traces the early and more modern history of the music from parts of the Sunshine State that have more in common with Alabama and Georgia than they do […]

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J.D.’s Bluegrass Kitchen from CBA

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass festivals and fiddler’s conventions are a feast for all the senses. The sights and sounds are obvious wherever live music is performed, as is the touch for anyone joining in the picking. But for real die-hard festival lovers, the tastes and smells of outdoor […]

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Wildflower from Alecia Whitaker

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Do you have a young reader with an interest in bluegrass music? If so, do we have a summer book for you. Kentucky author and actor Alecia Whitaker has just released Wildflower, a book for teens about 16 year old Bird Barrett, who performs with her family […]

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The Songwriter In Me from Donna Ulisse

| June 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Donna Ulisse has made quite a name for herself as a songwriter this past few years. Since 2007 she’s had six album releases made up almost entirely of her original bluegrass and Gospel songs. That’s quite an accomplishment, measured in volume alone. But her music has […]

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 40 Years of Festivation

| June 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Planet Bluegrass will mark the 41st edition of their Telluride Bluegrass Festival this summer with a limited edition, collector’s coffee table book. Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 40 Years of Festivation is a hardbound, 216 page volume filled with high resolution photographs, essays from noted Telluride performers, […]

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