Tag: Eddie Adcock

Eddie Adcock on his major award

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a cash award of $50,000. “What […]

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Eddie Adcock receives the 2014 Steve Martin prize

| September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
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The 2014 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music has been awarded to Eddie Adcock. The prize includes a cash payment of $50,000 and the opportunity to appear in public with Martin. Since the early 1950s, Eddie has been playing the banjo […]

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Don Wayne Reno on the Adcocks

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We received a note over the weekend from Don Wayne Reno, son of banjo legend Don Reno, and a fine five string stylist in his own right. He wanted to share a few words in response to our piece last month on the financial struggles […]

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Free video download for Eddie Adcock contributors

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We heard this week from Happy Traum, who runs Homespun Videos with his wife, Jane. He expressed the anguish of so many in the bluegrass world in seeing the tough financial position that Eddie and Martha Adcock see themselves in, and wanted to add something to the effort […]

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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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And the rains they fell at Red, White & Bluegrass 2013

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Bill Warren sent these photos from yesterday’s stage show at Red, White & Bluegrass. You can see how it poured during Larry Cordle’s set, but Bill says he carried on without missing a beat – and came out to the tent to shake and howdy […]

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A Tag-Team Call for Diversity

| September 24, 2012 | 6 Comments
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Get over it, already. Missy Raines and Chris Jones didn’t say it quite so bluntly, but that was the underlying message of their keynote address to kick off IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Conference Monday in Nashville. Using humor, a bit of self-deprecation and video testimony […]

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Photos from Coot Williams festival

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
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With IBMA preparations in full swing, we are running behind getting festival photos posted. Here are a few that Laura Tate Ridge took at the Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival earlier this month.  

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First Tear from Akira Otsuka

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patuxent Music has released an album from noted mandolinist, Akira Otsuka, entitled First Tear. Joining the former Bluegrass 45 mando man are Tony Rice, Kenny Smith, Phil Rosenthal, Chris Stifel, Al Petteway and David Grier on guitar; Rickie Simpkins, Phil Bloch and Janice Martin on […]

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New Honors for Eddie Adcock and Tom Gray

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Bassist Tom Gray and banjo picker Eddie Adcock, who have long careers in bluegrass since their trailblazing days with the Country Gentlemen in the 1960s are this year’s winners of the Washington Monument Award from the D.C. Bluegrass Union. They’ll pick up the award and […]

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