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Greg Corbett passes

| August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Greg Corbett, North Carolina banjo player, died yesterday (August 24). He was 41 years old, set to turn 42 this next week. Not much information has been released about his passing. Greg died in his sleep Saturday morning, of a suspected heart attack. In the 1990s, […]

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5 String Flamethrower – Rob McCoury

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What a golden age we’re in for banjo recordings! After years of anticipation, it’s Rob McCoury of the Del McCoury Band, joining recent wonderful banjo recordings by the Foggy Mountain Special Earl Scruggs Tribute team, Charlie Cushman, Noam Pikelny and others. I’ve known Rob since […]

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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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Jason Burleson back with Blue Highway

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We are delighted to report that Jason Burleson has been released from the hospital in Le Puy en Velay, France, and has been reunited with his Blue Highway brethren at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival. Upon arriving in France last week, Jason did one performance […]

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Jason Burleson out of the ICU

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Wonderful news from France… We just heard again from French banjo player Jean-Marc Delon, who lives quite near the hospital where Blue Highway banjoist Jason Burleson has been treated for an internal bleed this past few days. Just as the band arrived in France for a […]

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Jake Schepps injured coming home from RockyGrass

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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More bad 5 string news this weekend. Colorado banjo picker and occasional Bluegrass Today correspondent, Jake Schepps, was seriously injured in a head-on collision heading home from RockyGrass on Saturday night. He was transported to Boulder Community Hospital where he underwent surgery in the early hours of the morning.  Now in […]

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Huber announces the Workhorse Banjo

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Huber Banjos has been known for building prewar replica banjos of the highest quality, for the most discriminating players. But their newest model, dubbed The Workhorse, sets a different goal. Officially introduced this week, their latest entry is designed to offer the quality workmanship that has been […]

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Band Aid video contest goes bluegrass

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When you scrape a knee or cut your finger, do you think bluegrass? Well that’s what Mary Eddy of Parkersburg, WV did when she learned that Band Aid was running a video contest. She grabbed up her bluegrass picking songs, Jake and Carter, and following […]

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Young Uns #3 – Marteka and William Lake

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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William and Marteka Lake are, as young uns, unusual in that they have received a lot of press already. They are creating quite a storm among social media followers also. Geoff Stelling, a very big fan of the duo, said as much in a Stelling […]

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