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2015 Roscoe Canady Memorial Bluegrass Festival

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ernie and Debi Evans continue their whirlwind pace in the Florida bluegrass community. Thursday brought an open mic night to the Roscoe Canady Memorial Bluegrass Festival in Waldo, FL. The audience enjoyed listening to music provided by local bands and some “put together” bands. Jo […]

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New Dailey & Vincent projects coming from Cracker Barrel

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Dailey & Vincent have announced the April 27 release of their next album, Alive! In Concert, recorded on stage at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University on September 13, 2014. That show was captured in both audio and video, with a DVD release […]

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Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Greg Cahill has announced the availability of a book of banjo tab transcriptions that match the most recent Special Consensus album, Country Boy – A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver. The book contains tablature for all of the banjo played on the record, solos and […]

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The Music of the Stanley Brothers – Gary B Reid

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I have to declare upfront that I had a peek at an early draft of this book. Also, over the years (from about 1981), I have watched Reid gather together the building materials that have gone towards the writing of The Music of the Stanley Brothers.  […]

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A Washington Monument Steps Back

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On the night that he won a coveted award, Ben Eldridge had a bit of a secret to share. “I’m cutting back,” the last original member of the Seldom Scene said between signing CDs after the band’s set Friday night at the DC Bluegrass Union […]

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J.D. Crowe capo from Elliott

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of his Tony Rice signature guitar capo, Phill Elliott has introduced a signature banjo capo for J.D. Crowe. This is a stainless steel device of the highest quality and is available in a number of top bar widths, for either flat […]

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Pray For Rain – Blue Mafia

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Blue Mafia really caught my attention with their 2013 debut CD, My Cold Heart. It boasted of three strong lead singers, and a powerful new songwriting voice, plus the sort of dynamic guitar playing that sets the tracks on fire. Over the past two years, the […]

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Collecting James King stories

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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C.J. Lewandowski has undertaken an ambitious project. While traveling this year with James King, he will be recording interviews with James with an eye toward assembling them into a book on the bluegrass storyteller. James has agreed to this venture, and is enthusiastic about seeing […]

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Long Gone video from The Gibson Brothers

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has released a new music video from The Gibson’s Brothers’ Brotherhood CD, which dropped earlier this week. It’s a sort of rockabilly track, a blues number the boys learned from The York Brothers, a Kentucky brother duet who cut this originally in 1958.  

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Junior Sisk on the mend

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Junior Sisk has had a rough couple of weeks since his spinal cord surgery on February 12. He came through the surgery just fine, but had a tough few days in the immediate aftermath with pain and swelling. The surgery was to relieve pressure on […]

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