Category: Music

Tony Collins passes

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tony Collins, well-known guitarist in the Bristol, TN area, died Saturday morning (7/18). He had been hospitalized since the prior Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack at home. He was 54 years of age. Collins was a popular figure in Bristol, not only for his remarkable flatpicking skills, […]

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Otis Lynn Dillon passes

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Otis Lynn Dillon, owner and operator of the River Track Studio in Fort Gay, West Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. He was only 57 years old. He was born in Louisa, Kentucky, on November 29, 1957. Dillon owned and ran the River […]

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Checking in with Jim VanCleve

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fiddle phenom Jim VanCleve asked us to share this message regarding his musical plans post Mountain Heart. Since the public disclosure of my departure from Mountain Heart last week, I’ve had a whole bunch of folks ask what my plans were. Before I answer, I […]

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J.B. Prince passes

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Noted North Carolina fiddler J.B. Prince died early Wednesday morning (7/8/15). Early reports indicate that he passed peacefully in his sleep. He was 58 years of age. Prince grew up as a child prodigy, winning prizes at fiddler’s conventions in his native North Carolina while still […]

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SESAC to acquire Harry Fox

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Performance rights organization SESAC, formerly know as the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers, has announced its intention to purchase the Harry Fox Agency, the largest purveyor of mechanical licensing for music and video. Still the smallest of the large performance rights organizations (PROs), […]

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Grey Fox to host Keith banjo summit

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The 2015 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has a special treat in store for banjo lovers, and fans of the seminal and highly influential style of Bill Keith. Bill was a pioneer in developing what is now known as the melodic style of banjo, sometimes called […]

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Molly Cherryholmes to Mountain Heart

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The newly-reformed Mountain Heart has announced a change to their lineup. Founding member Jim VanCleve won’t be participating with the group, who has a new opportunity he is pursuing. Stepping in will be Molly Cherryholmes, the southpaw fiddler from the Cherryholmes family band, who will […]

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Steve Waller passes 

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Steve Waller, mandolin player, of the Sawtooth Mountain Boys passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, following a massive heart attack at his partner, Carol Justice’s, home in Cornelius, Oregon. He was 69 years of age. The band was named after the Sawtooth Range of […]

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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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Banjo tabs from Hamish Davidson

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hamish Davidson, the banjo-playing half of Australia’s Davidson Brothers, has published Bluegrass Banjo Davidson Style, a book of banjo tabs from his recorded solos with the band. A total of 28 songs/tunes are included, each presented in hand-written, metered tablature. There are no song notes, […]

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