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Wyatt Rice teaching guitar at ETSU

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Wyatt Rice has been working as a professional musician since he joined older brother Tony’s band in the late 1970s. He’s a master of what has come to be known as the “Rice style” of lead and rhythm guitar, as one might expect, and has spent most […]

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Larry Stephenson in East Tennessee

| February 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
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For many bluegrass groups these days, a stop in Johnson City, Tennessee, isn’t complete without visits to both East Tennessee State University and The Down Home. ETSU frequently welcomes guest artists to its Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and the famed Down […]

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Brandon Green to Darrell Webb

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Darrell Webb Band has brought Brandon Green on to play banjo. He did his first weekend recently on a tour through Kentucky. Green is on the faculty of the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson […]

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Johnson City Sessions celebrated this weekend

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
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While the 1927 Bristol Sessions, in which the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and other early country music acts recorded some of their first songs, is well-known as the “Big Bang of Country Music,” it certainly wasn’t the only early country music recording session to leave […]

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Banjo Romantika screenings next week

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The Down Home in Johnson City, TN will be hosting a pre-release screening of a new project from a pair of ETSU faculty members, along with a concert by Czech bluegrass band, Druha Trava on Monday (9/23). The film is Banjo Romantika – American Music & […]

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Figures of the Year – Barefoot Movement

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Back in June, we reported to you about the Barefoot Movement, a young folk group with roots in the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program. The band has recently released its second album, Figures of the Year, a sixteen-track collection that varies […]

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Doyle Lawson at ETSU

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
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There are not many music genres in which fans are able to consistently interact with their heroes face-to-face, and even less where stars and legends will willingly sit down and talk or play music with fans. Thankfully, bluegrass is one of those genres. It’s not […]

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Doc Watson collection being assembled

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
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When Doc Watson passed away in May 2012, the world of traditional music lost one of its most beloved figures. Doc had quite a prolific career, recording albums both as a solo artist and with his son Merle, as well as many collaborations with such […]

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Bluegrass wedding on the beach: Danny Stewart and Ashley Wiese

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Everybody loves a wedding, and what could be better than a bluegrass wedding on the beach? That is just what Danny Stewart and Ashley Wiese had last week when they tied the knot in Florida after spending a week at sea on his father’s annual bluegrass cruise. […]

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LocalGrass – Bluegrass on Broad

| January 31, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Sitting here in my Tennessee home tonight, with an ice storm having passed through the area today and being on our 3rd consecutive week of snow events that included “Thunder Snow” last week, the mind wanders to happier times when the sun is shining, the […]

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