Tag: Bela Fleck

The State of American Acoustic Music

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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My fellow Americans: the state of acoustic music in our country is strong. Earlier last week in our Nation’s capital many were sitting down for principle. By week’s end, throngs were standing up in repeated ovation for American Acoustic music, recognizing it as a national […]

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Béla Fleck on Sierra Hull

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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When Sierra Hull’s third Rounder album was released early this year, we talked with her about her personal artistic struggles that had delayed the completion of the project, how she resolved them with the help of banjo master Béla Fleck, and how the process changed […]

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Corea and Fleck Sear the Sky and Leave Their Mark

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Like two comets, tails a-blazing, chasing each other around the galaxy, dancing, jousting, and matter mixing to create something totally anew, Béla Fleck and Chick Corea jolted the Earth further upright on its axis and stunned the Boston crowd on April 10th with their mesmerizing […]

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Banjo Concerto No. 2: Juno by Béla Fleck

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Somewhere in the midst of an album and EP with Abigail Washburn (with full-time touring and winning a Grammy), an album and touring with Chick Corea, performing his concerto, The Impostor, dozens of times, and being a father, the indefatigable Béla Fleck found time to write a […]

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2016 Bluegrass Grammy

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The announcement for the 2016 Best Bluegrass Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards was made this afternoon in Los Angeles. This was during the infamous “earlier in the afternoon” ceremony regularly mentioned in the main awards show to be aired on CBS later this […]

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Weighted Mind – Sierra Hull

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Can we really be talking about a major artistic shift by an established artist who is only 24 years old? I guess we can if the artist has been recording since she was 12, already has a pair of major label releases under her belt, […]

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New Sierra Hull CD in January ’16

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has announced a January 29, 2016 release for Weighted Mind, their third album for mandolin maven Sierra Hull. This one will be something of a departure for the young virtuoso, whose two previous releases featured her as singer/songwriter within a bluegrass ensemble. If […]

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Be a part of Béla and Abby’s banjo mosaic

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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How would you like to have a photo of yourself and your banjo hanging in the home of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn? Well the two banjo mavens have put out a call for just that, so that they can assemble a mosaic from the […]

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Béla Fleck Making Time at Grey Fox

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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How to Write a Banjo Concerto. How to play Bach on the banjo. Paganini, Debussy, and Chopin too. How to come up with the tunes on Drive. How to serve up UFO Tofu, Sweet Pomegranates and Cheeseballs in Cowtown. How to dream up Bigfoot, Metric Lips and Deviation. How to bring the banjo home […]

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Friday at Grey Fox 2015

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Courtney Hartmann with Della Mae at Grey Fox 2015 - photo by Tara Linhardt

Friday at Grey Fox was another action-packed day. One of the hardest things about this festival is deciding what to do with so many great activities happening at the same time. There were workshops on dance, songwriting, and all kinds of instruments. Then there was the huge […]

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