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Ralph Stanley funeral to be open to the public

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Stanley family has announced that the funeral to be held for Ralph Stanley on Tuesday (June 28) will be open to fans and friends. It will be hosted at Hills of Home Park, the site of the annual Stanley festival of the same name. […]

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Ralph Stanley at MerleFest 2014

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We heard this morning from R. B. Powell,from Lewistown, PA, a banjo picker and promoter of scholarships for young musicians.   He shared this video he had shot of Ralph Stanley during MerleFest 2014 at the Creekside Stage as part of the festival’s special Banjorama segment that […]

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Bluegrass legends digging in the dirt

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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At yesterday’s official groundbreaking for the new headquarters of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY, bluegrass royalty was on hand to help disturb the soil. Jesse McReynolds, Larry Sparks, Del McCoury, Eddie Adcock, and J.D. Crowe donned their work clothes and turned over […]

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Moron Brothers live on Facebook tonight

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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After last night’s sad news about the passing of Ralph Stanley, perhaps what we all need today is a good laugh. And what would be better than some good ol’, down home bluegrass comedy from The Moron Brothers? Burley and Lardo will be performing a […]

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Ralph Stanley passes

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s hard to know what to say about legends in our industry. Accurately describing the importance of their contributions – and lifetime commitment – to bluegrass and traditional music is nearly impossible. This evening, one of the true founding fathers of this seventy-some year old […]

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Drifter – Volume Five

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Over the past few years Volume Five has been quietly releasing some of the most consistently entertaining contemporary bluegrass you can find. I say quietly because they are rarely mentioned as among the top tier acts in our business, and they certainly deserve to be in that […]

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Martin introduces anniversary dreadnaughts for 2016

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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As a part of their year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the dreadnaught guitar body style they debuted in 1916, the CF Martin Guitar Company in Nazareth, PA has a number of guitars being introduced at this week’s Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. These include […]

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Blue Sky and Bluegrass – Wayne Henderson Festival

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Wayne Henderson Festival in Grayson County, Virginia featured a brilliant, blue sky and a full day of bluegrass, old time and Cajun music. The festival featured Lonesome River Band, Michael and David Doucet of BeauSoleil, Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive, and the Yates […]

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Welcome Wyatt Augustus Williams

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

On June 21, Josh Williams and Dani Flowers celebrated the birth of their first child, Wyatt Augustus Williams. By the numbers, Wyatt came in at 8 lbs, 5 oz stretching out to 21.75 ”. Josh is the guitarist and harmony vocalist with Rhonda Vincent & The […]

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Cary, NC Bluegrass Camps for Youth

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This week young bluegrassers in central North Carolina are hard at work boning up on their musical chops at the Youth Bluegrass Camps in Cary, NC. Located just outside of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, these camps are sponsored and administered by PineCone – The Piedmont […]

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