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Condolences to Tim White

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass Today shares our deepest and most sincere condolences with Tim White, host of the PBS bluegrass program Song Of The Mountains, The Tim White Bluegrass Show on more than two dozen radio stations across the US, and good friend to everyone in bluegrass. His beloved daughter […]

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Banjo spot opens up in Country Current

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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US Navy Band Country Current is on the hunt for a new banjo player, with Senior Chief Keith Arneson set to retire this spring. Country Current is the Navy’s only band dedicated to bluegrass and country music, and they demand high levels of musicianship and professionalism […]

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Choose the “option” option and select “select”

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Last week’s column about Facebook fan pages generated a few reader questions, and I wanted to field those before moving on to other subjects. I spoke to a young man who considers himself an expert in the area of social media, to see if he’d […]

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The More I Learn coming from Bryan Sutton

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sugar Hill Records has announced a June 3 release for The More I Learn, the next CD from flatpicking guitar virtuoso, Bryan Sutton. As a follow-up to his highly successful 2014 album, Into My Own, the new project covers much of the same ground. Bryan […]

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Introducing the Peregrines

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This post is a contribution from Joe Walsh, mandolinist and manager of a new Transatlantic bluegrass experiment, currently on tour in Europe called The Peregrines. Joe and the rest of the guys will be sending us occasional reports as their tour progresses. The Peregrines 2016 […]

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Bobby Osborne tribute at The Paramount in Bristol

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On April 23, the Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University  hosted a special concert at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN. It was a tribute to Bobby and his more than 60 years performing bluegrass music all […]

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Time to submit IBMA Special Awards recommendations

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting recommendations for their 2016 Special Awards, to be presented during their upcoming World of Bluegrass convention in September. These are designated as “special” as they are not selected by a member ballot, but chosen by a committee set […]

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Chris Jones & the Night Drivers in Kalamazoo

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass Today columnist and SiriusXM DJ Chris Jones brought the Night Drivers to the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) concert. The concert was held in the church’s chapel. It is an intimate setting for an enjoyable […]

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Brad Hudson back to Carolina Road

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have welcomed Brad Hudson back to the band on reso-guitar full time. The eastern North Carolina native developed a fascination with Carolina Road’s music as a teen, and went to see them perform as often as possible. His hope to join the band […]

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What IBMA Can Learn from Merlefest

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Leaders of IBMA and the city of Raleigh can breathe a little easier now that another year of MerleFest is in the books. The annual four-day roots music extravaganza in Wilkesboro, NC, was the first major music festival held in the state since the controversial […]

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