Category: Online resources and features

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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Lonesome Road Review looking for writers

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Many readers will recall the work of Aaron Keith Harris, who wrote a number of articles for us during the early days of Bluegrass Today’s existence. Aaron is a thoughtful writer who has contributed to other publications on both music and libertarian politics. These days his music […]

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Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety of keys. He has also […]

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Stuart Duncan live at the HOF

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This weekend, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will honor Stuart Duncan with a special presentation as a part of their Nashville Cats series. These events are held quarterly to recognize Music City residents for their prominence in the music industry. […]

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Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Eddie Collins has taken advantage of all the multimedia options offered by the iBook format in his latest instructional offering, Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps. The package is available for iPads or Apple MacIntosh computers running OS 10.9 with the iBook software for $15.99. […]

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Greensky Bluegrass featured in the Musician Portrait Project

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ever heard of moving portraits? Me neither. But that’s the idea behind the Musician Portrait Project, a new venture between photographer Derek Brad and his business partner Jeffrey Rayfield. Their concept is to use silent video – shot with high quality equipment – to collect […]

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Check out forums at Bluegrass Today

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We are finally ready to invite everyone to enjoy our newly-redesigned discussion forums here at Bluegrass Today. The busy bees in our IT department, Eric Tapp and Rich Larusso, have worked very hard to create an intuitive interface and a feature-rich, easy-to-use environment where bluegrass […]

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FreshGrass acquires No Depression

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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FreshGrass, an aggressive new music festival launched last year at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, has acquired the Americana/folk publication No Depression. No Depression began as a print journal in 1995, publishing bi-monthly with a focus on alt-country music. They gradually moved to […]

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Free ebook – building your own band website

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our friends at Bandzoogle have released a free, 30 page ebook for bands and artists considering building their own promotional web site. You probably won’t be surprised to find some ads for their web building services in the book, but the information is precise and […]

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