Category: Online resources and features

Mandolin iBook from Adam Tanner

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Old time fiddler and mandolinist Adam Tanner has put together a mandolin tune book for Apple’s iBook format. It combines audio files with standard notation and tablature for on-screen display, in what should be a very convenient learning system for anyone with an iPad, iPhone, […]

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Bluegrass Battle available online

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s some bluegrass fun from The Wortman Brothers of Germany. They have devised a computer game featuring themselves using MIT’s Scratch programming language. The object of Bluegrass Battle is to maneuver the two bluegrass musicians, representing the Wortmanns, to safety. Game play involves using the arrow keys […]

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Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor LIVE at CPAC

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor has been hosting bluegrass and Americana concerts in Bloomingdale, GA for the past few years. Known worldwide as a top luthier and instrument builder for fretted, stringed instruments, Randy has put up a building out behind his shop for live shows, […]

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Adams County Banjo on Radio Velvet

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Radio Velvet, the 24/7 streaming bluegrass station based in the Slovak Republic, has announced a new show starring American banjo legend, Tom Adams. Adams County Banjo will air each Wednesday at www.radiovelvet.eu at noon (eastern US time), which is 6:00 p.m. Central European Time. A […]

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Introducing The Bluegrass Byway

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Joe Caliva is the driving force behind The Bluegrass Byway, a new podcast dedicated to the music we all love, which he hosts and produces from his Nashville studio. The weekly format includes a review of news from the previous week, upcoming festivals and concerts, plus […]

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Live streaming from Wintergrass

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In addition to their ongoing Bluegrass Roundup, concluding this weekend, Concert Window will be broadcasting Friday and Saturday from Wintergrass in Bellevue, WA. The festival begins today, and runs through Sunday. Concert Window will be broadcasting from the Third Place Cedar Stage on the evenings […]

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Bluegrass Roundup – world’s first online bluegrass festival

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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What would you be willing to pay for 9 straight nights of live bluegrass, cybercast right into your home? Well it doesn’t much matter, as the folks at Concert Window who have scheduled Bluegrass Roundup, their first ever multi-day bluegrass festival online, will be offering most of […]

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Best of Bluegrass 2014 

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Stringing along with the seasonal greetings and almost before the first slice of turkey is eaten are the ‘best ofs’ chosen for various music publications by writers who have their fingers on the pulse. For PopMatters, an enthusiastic Steve Leftridge rates “2014 the best year […]

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IBMA Google group shuts down

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has operated a discussion group for many years, allowing members to converse openly about concerns and issues that are germane to the organization. It started out as an email listserv when that was the reigning technology, and has since been […]

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Saying goodbye to Engine 145

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This month we’re saying goodbye to one of the most popular roots music sites on the Internet. Engine 145, managed by Juli Thanki in Washington, DC, will shut down on December 8. Juli has taken a job as a country music writer with The Tennessean, and […]

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