Category: Music

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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Band Sessions – new workshop concept

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you play or study one or more of the common bluegrass instruments, chances are you’ve attended a workshop or music camp weekend. Some are based around a single instrument, while others offer instruction on several over the course of a few days. Typically the faculty is […]

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Blue Moon Rising reunion shows

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Blue Moon Rising, who had earned the reputation of the best kept secret in bluegrass for many years, is planning a set of reunion shows with original members in the latter part of 2014. Headed now by guitarist Chris West, and touring with new members, Blue […]

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New look for Larry Stephenson Band

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Larry Stephenson is gearing up for a busy September, closing out with a bang at the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Serious Larry Stephenson Band fans will notice a new face in the lineup, and the return […]

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Jason Moore moves on

| August 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Jason Moore, long time bassist with Mountain Heart, has officially announced his departure from the group to focus his attention on other musical ventures. “Well, I just wanted to go on record to quiet any rumors and let everybody know my intentions. I have left […]

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Dick Freeland passes

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Charles R. Freeland, known in the bluegrass world as Dick, passed away yesterday morning, August 14. Along with Bill Carroll and Sonny Compton, Dick founded Rebel Records in 1959. The label has become an institution in bluegrass music, though Bill’s involvement only lasted until 1979 […]

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The Roys sign with Buddy Lee

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Roys are expecting big things from their upcoming CD, The View, and are laying the groundwork to take advantage of any opportunities that may come their way. To introduce it to the bluegrass audience, they will perform the full album live on SiriusXM on […]

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Béla & Abby CD in October

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: husband and wife, parents, musicians, touring partners, and now studio duet collaborators. Rounder Records has announced today that they will release their first, and eponymous, album October 7. There will also be a second duo tour starting later this Fall. Family […]

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The Patuxent Banjo Project

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The latest release from Patuxent Music, The Patuxent Banjo Project (Patuxent CD 250), has a very interesting aspect in that it brings together 40 regional banjo players to showcase their talents. However, these pickers are from the bluegrass-rich Greater Washington, DC – Baltimore, Maryland, area […]

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Shotgun Holler to Lonesome Day

| August 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Talk about moving fast! Kentucky mandolinist Shawn Brock was inspired in February to start a new bluegrass band. Now in August he’s got the band, Shotgun Holler, and a record label contract with Lonesome Day Records. Of course it helps that he’s known Lonesome Day’s Randall […]

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