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Behind The Mic with Jerry Eicher

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Close your eyes and imagine this: an upright radio with a big round dial on the front, with fiddle tunes coming through the speakers. A family gathered around it in the living room, waiting for their favorite song to come on so they can roll […]

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Three more IBMA Board members resign

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Earlier today, At-Large representative Henri Deschamps, Treasurer Elizabeth Wightman, and Agents/Managers/Publicists representative Brian Smith resigned from the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. These came following a vote during last night’s Board meeting to not accept the resignation of Chair Jon Weisberger, who […]

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My Home Is On This Ole Boxcar from Cody Shuler

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Cody Shuler has led North Carolina’s Pine Mountain Railroad since 2006, and has recorded three albums with the band. His singing, songwriting and mandolin playing is out front with PMR, and now he is fixing to release his first solo project with Rural Rhythm Records next […]

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John Dopyera passes

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Dopyera, Jr, son of the inventor of the Dobro guitar, John Sr, passed away on November 12. He was 85 years old. Though he wasn’t a performer, he had dedicated much of his life to helping promote the instrument his father had developed, and made […]

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New video from Tommy Brown & County Line Grass

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While working at Tom Feller’s studio earlier this year, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass recorded a music video for the title track of their latest CD, Leaving This Town. It’s a simple performance video for the song, whose complete title is Leaving This Town Little […]

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Hot Rize in Ann Arbor

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Hot Rize made the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan one of the current tour stops where they played to a packed house. About a third of the audience were seeing them for the first time. The rest of us were taking a ride back to […]

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How to annoy friends and alienate people online

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Those of us who are self-employed players of bluegrass music do something on a regular basis that Lester Flatt, Carter Stanley, and Ernest Granham never had to bother with (don’t feel bad if you don’t recognize that third name; I just made it up): we […]

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Another IBMA Board member resigns

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association has suffered another resignation, this time that of David Smith, the newly-elected representative of the Broadcasters constituency. After just a month of service, he has written a letter to the Board stating his reasons for […]

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Davidsons come up big in Aussie awards nominations

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When the nominees were announced for the 2015 Australian Golden Guitar awards on Monday, there was great news for Aussie grassers The Davidson Brothers. Their names were called in four separate categories, including song awards for two tracks from their current Wanderlust CD. Wanderlust was nominated for […]

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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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