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Jason Burleson hospitalized in France

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While starting Blue Highway’s tour in France this weekend, banjo picker Jason Burleson has taken ill and is currently hospitalized. At this point, no further details are available, other than that Jason is stabilizing. We will report with more information as it is available. Bounce back […]

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Orthophonic Joy contest winners announced

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Birthplace of Country Music announced today that Corbin Hayslett was the winner of the video contest to be included on the upcoming Orthophonic Joy album project. The record will recreate songs from the 1927 Bristol Sessions, when Ralph Peer tracked a number of traditional and country music […]

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Sam Moore on George Jones

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Getting to meet your heroes can be a mixed bag. If you’re lucky enough to do so, there is always the risk that they won’t live up to your expectations, or even be rude when you approach. Of course, there is also the chance of […]

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Stiles of Bluegrass replaces Lonesome Pine RFD on WAMU

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When longtime radio host Carol Beaugard announced recently that she would be signing off from her Lonesome Pine RFD program on WFDU-FM in the New York City market, it also affected the schedule at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, which streams bluegrass 24/7 online. Bluegrass Country had been replaying […]

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Marshall Bluegrass Festival photos

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Thursday crowd at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival held in Marshall, Michigan at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds was greeted by the promoter and host band member, Jeremie Cole. The first band up was a local group, Breakline, that included host band member, Kurt Hickman, and […]

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Behind The Mic with Bob Mitchell

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kentucky is well known as the home of bourbon, bluegrass, and Bill Monroe. It’s also the home of Bob Mitchell, host of the Best of Bluegrass radio show. Mitchell, a resident of Louisville, is a lifelong bluegrass fan who translated his love of the music […]

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Bill Jenkins to be honored by Virginia Musical Museum

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Virginia Musical Museum in Williamsburg is set to induct bluegrass and traditional music artist Bill Jenkins into their Hall of Fame this year. A ceremony is scheduled for August 9 at the American Theatre in Hampton, VA. Bill will be recognized for this honor, followed […]

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Another honor for Dr. Ralph

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ralph Stanley has picked up another honor to go with his many others. On top of a pair of honorary doctorates, including one this Spring from Yale University, and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Ralph can now add a fellowship with […]

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On Down The Line – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Few musicians garner the universal respect of Michael Cleveland. A child prodigy, Michael won the hearts of the entire bluegrass industry in 1993 as a member of the IBMA Youth All-Stars. Since that time, he has gone on to perform and record with nearly everyone in the […]

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Della Mae in Brazil

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While much of the world’s attention was focused on Brazil earlier this month, Della Mae was touring the country spreading the bluegrass message on behalf of the US government. Mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner sent this brief report on their activities. In the midst of the […]

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