Tag: Bela Fleck

How To Write A Banjo Concerto comes to VOD

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Finally! The 2014 film How To Write A Banjo Concerto, which follows Béla Fleck through the process of conceiving and composing The Imposter, is being released to video on demand. Starting tomorrow, April 21, viewers will be able to watch the movie through iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo […]

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New direction for Sierra Hull

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sierra Hull is in the studio again this month trying to finish up her third project for Rounder Records, which is expected to be released sometime in 2015. When discussing this record with Rounder’s Ken Irwin this summer, he suggested that she was “going in […]

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Three ReFlecktions on Béla and Abigail in Frederick

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This set of reflections on a Béla Fleck/Abigail Washburn concert is a first contribution from Jen Hughes, a new writer we hope to feature semi-regularly at Bluegrass Today. Perfectionism I have always thought Béla Fleck is a perfectionist. I came to this notion not only […]

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Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The last set of the night at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Friday, at Wide Open Bluegrass, was heaven. Billed as the Wide Open Jam, that was a rather modest description. It was the pinnacle. It was a fine Loar, or a fine pre-war Martin. […]

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Béla Fleck at World of Bluegrass

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As we all knew they would, someone recorded Béla Fleck’s Keynote Address to the 2014 IBMA World of Bluegrass Business Conference, and posted it online. It’s a good, clear recording and Béla’s remarks should be of interest to anyone who contributes, follows or participates in […]

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Bela Fleck sees the Light

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If it’s time for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, it must be time for another keynote address by a “name” player who has bluegrass in his background but has moved on to other genres. It’s been the organization’s M.O. for the past few years. Doing the […]

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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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PBS Newshour covers RockyGrass

| August 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
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The PBS Newshour, broadcast nightly during the week on hundreds of public television stations across the US, aired a special report July 31 about Colorado’s RockyGrass festival. Last year, shortly after the 2013 event, the St. Vrain River drastically flooded its banks, destroying roads and property and reshaping […]

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How To Write A Banjo Concerto

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During 2011 while Béla Fleck was writing his banjo concerto, The Imposter, he was closely tailed by filmmaker Sascha Paladino to capture the process. Entering the realm of the symphony orchestra was something completely new for Fleck, who doesn’t read music, much less have training in […]

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Acoustic Music Seminar applications due Dec 1

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Attention talented young string players… Applications for the 2014 Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival must be turned in by December 1. The week long seminar runs from March 30-April 5 in Savannah, GA and is open to musicians 22 and under (as […]

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