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The Old Country Church from Mike Scott

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm Christian is preparing tomorrow’s release for The Old Country Church, their second project for banjo player and vocalist Mike Scott. Unlike his previous album of Gospel music, 2011′s Take Me Lord and Use Me, this new one is all instrumental, featuring 13 favorites played in […]

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Rob McCoury – 5 String Flamethrower

| June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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For a good many banjo players, calling yourself a 5 string flamethrower might seem a bit pretentious. But for Rob McCoury, who’s been peeling paint with his banjo in The Del McCoury Band for the past 27 years, it’s an accurate description. Rob has consistently […]

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Let’s all pitch in for Eddie Adcock

| June 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Those of us who are devoted fans or part time/amateur pickers see the world of a touring bluegrass artist as a glamorous life. Riding around on a nice bus, getting to play before adoring crowds, making the big money… Some of that is undoubtedly true, but […]

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Russ Carson gets the nod

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When we reported in March that Russ Carson had been picked as the new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, we noted that he officially was coming on board on a 90 day trial basis. Those of us well familiar with his playing and […]

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Once Upon A Time In Appalachia

| May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Ryan Cavanaugh has released the latest single in his Back Country series of modern banjo compositions. Like the others so far, Once Upon A Time In Appalachia was recorded with Bill Evans on saxophone, Mark Egan on bass, Tyson Rogers on keyboard, and Joel Rosenblatt on drums. […]

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Bluegrass Heritage sends a kid to camp

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Young Liam Purcell was the recipient of a music scholarship from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation’s Play It Forward program, allowing him to attend the Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy during last weekend’s Five String Fest in North Carolina. Liam lives in nearby Deep Gap, not far from […]

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Free Classifieds from Bluegrass Today

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Starting today, we are offering free classified ads here for all registered users at Bluegrass Today. Since registration is also free, our classifieds are truly no cost for our readers. Just log in, go to the Classifieds page, and create an ad in one of […]

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Scholarships for 2nd annual Women’s Banjo Camp

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We banjo players have endured unkind banjo jokes for as long as we’ve been playing. Always derogatory, often at the expense of our intelligence, appearance or job prospects, these jabs sting the refined five stringer to the core. With Murphy and Casey Henry’s Women’s Banjo […]

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Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan hit the road

| April 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Ask any musicologist about the origins of old time and bluegrass music, and a disquisition on banjo and fiddle music won’t be far behind. Particularly in the Appalachian regions where self-sufficient immigrants from the British isles and their descendants tended to aggregate – and where […]

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Tony Trischka Lost live

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Tony Trischka sat recently for an episode of One On One, an online music video program created and produced by Ehud Lazin. The concept is to create intimate videos of performers, with no audience – just the artist and the recordist. Here Trischka plays a solo version […]

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