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2016 SPBGMA International Band Championships

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The results are in from the 2016 International Band Championships held during the annual SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville. Bands are invited to compete from all over the US for this prestigious competition that awards $10,000 in prizes to the top ten finishers. Bands compete in three […]

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D60 reso-guitar missing from SPBGMA

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s the worst nightmare for a picker. You borrow an instrument to take to a festival, and it turns up missing. Now you not only have no instrument, but have to face explaining the loss a trusting friend. That’s the situation here in Nashville for Alex […]

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Rootin’ Tootin’ Cam Newton

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Here’s a video for all you bluegrass lovin’ football fans out there, guaranteed to ignite controversy among those planning to take in tomorrow’s Super Bowl contest. It comes from Maine bluegrass songwriter Stan Keach, showing his passion for the Carolina Panthers and their spirited quarterback, Cam […]

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Sammy Shelor gets key to the City of Martinsville

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sammy Shelor, banjoist extraordinaire and leader of the indomitable Lonesome River Band, was surprised last week when he was presented with the Key to the City of Martinsville, VA. Shelor was performing with some buddies of his at Mtn’ Jax Restaurant & Pub in Martinsville, […]

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John Henry video from Hogslop String Band

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We all know that bluegrass people can be compulsive, but when it comes to recreating things the traditional way, nothing beats old time musicians for their enthusiastic obsessions. Witness The Hogslop String Band, who had their current promotional photos created using tintype, where the subject is exposed onto to a […]

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Country Gentlemen Tribute Band to Graham Talent

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, initially formed when longtime bassist Bill Yates was still alive, has signed with Graham Talent Group for representation. The band exists to retain the sound of the many classic Country Gentlemen songs, and offer an opportunity for today’s audiences to experience […]

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Dave Adkins named Eastman Guitar endorser

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass singer/songwriter Dave Adkins has been announced as the newest endorser for Eastman Guitars. Eastman is currently building one of their E20D Dreadnought guitars for Dave, which is expected to be presented to him in the next few weeks. Adkins says that he is proud to […]

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On This Day #45 

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On this day …. On February 5, 1959, Starday Records purchased the masters to Charlie Moore’s recordings No Grave (Is Gonna Keep This Soul); Over in Gloryland; When They Crucified My Lord and Why Is Mother Buried. The four Gospel songs were recorded the previous […]

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Cifersky and Kozak – February Mountain Tour 2016

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Richard Cifersky and Ondra Kozak have shared this music video they produced to help promote their upcoming February Mountain Tour 2016 in central Europe. The two super pickers are among Europe’s best, and have performed in many of the top bluegrass bands over there. The duo (banjo/guitar) […]

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Noam Pikelny goes solo

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Banjo wizard Noam Pikelny is taking leave of his Punch Brothers bandmates – for the next few weeks at least – to venture out on his first solo performance tour. And by solo, we mean solo; just him on stage – no band. Dates are […]

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