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They did it – congratulations Galax!

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Well done Old Fiddler’s Convention attendees in Galax, VA! This afternoon they once again set the Guinness World Record for Largest Mandolin Ensemble with 491 musicians. At this point, the count is still unofficial but organizer Tara Linhardt tells us that they handily beat the existing […]

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Bluegrass Battle available online

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s some bluegrass fun from The Wortman Brothers of Germany. They have devised a computer game featuring themselves using MIT’s Scratch programming language. The object of Bluegrass Battle is to maneuver the two bluegrass musicians, representing the Wortmanns, to safety. Game play involves using the arrow keys […]

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Dolly and Alison get the Guion treatment

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Last year about this time we featured a series of bluegrass portraits painted by Nashville mural artist Scott Guion. At the time he was decorating the fencing around a commercial property belonging to the House of Blues Studio with images of some of the greats of music in […]

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Diggin’ Up Bones video from Country Grass

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have released a new music video for Diggin’ Up Bones, one of 13 country hits which they have recut in a bluegrass style for their current Country Grass CD on Pinecastle Records. The original was a #1 hit for Randy […]

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Coming to America – a banjo picker’s story

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Immigration is a hot topic of conversation in the United States these days, and is likely to remain so as we head into the Presidential election next year. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the matter, whether the discussion centers around the tedious process to […]

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Sam Bush Band, One On One

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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If you might ever be conflicted about whether The Sam Bush Band has forgotten their bluegrass roots, this recent video they filmed for the online program, One On One, should eradicate any doubts. When the band was in New York in mid-July, they met up […]

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Flatt Lonesome accident update

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We have a learned a bit more about the auto accident that occurred on Saturday (8/1) involving two members of Flatt Lonesome. The best news is that both Dominic Illingworth and Michael Stockton are doing well, have been released from the hospital, and are safely […]

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First Time Grey Fox Catcher

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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What a festival! A pop-up town of about 7,000 people grinning ear-to-ear for four straight days in scenic Oak Hill, New York. It does not get much better than that. Add one of the best bluegrass line-ups ever organized and, wait a second, oh yeah, […]

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Thurman Pugh passes 

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Charles Thurman Pugh of Galax, Virginia, bass player with the Mountain Ramblers, passed away in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center, Independence, Virginia, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was 80 years old. The Mountain Ramblers is a name synonymous with all that is good […]

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Flatt Lonesome members in serious accident

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Two members of Flatt Lonesome were injured this morning in an automobile accident near Durham, NC. Michael Stockton and Dominic Illingworth were just moments from meeting up with the rest of the band when the accident occurred. Both were taken to Duke Medical Center for examination […]

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