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Grascals back home to Andrea Roberts Agency

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Grascals, with their new vocalist/guitarist John Bryan in tow, have resigned with their original booking agent, The Andrea Roberts Agency. When the band first hit the scene in 2004, Andrea handled representation for the group through 2008. She has long been close to The […]

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Rodgers Remembrance XVII: Anniversary Blue Yodel (Blue Yodel No. 7)

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As of this past Tuesday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The […]

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Henhouse Prowlers do Zambia

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. This report of their time in Zambia comes from guitarist Star Moss. Day 1 For those just tuning in: the Henhouse Prowlers are on our second American Music Abroad (AMA) trip to Africa. […]

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Photos from KazCamp 2015

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Kaz Inaba sent along this batch of photos from his 3rd annual Kazuhiro Inaba Bluegrass Camp, hosted in the Japanese town of Mino, Osaka on May 17. From the name, you might think this was an instructional event, but it’s actually a bluegrass performance festival. It’s great […]

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Scott Burgess to Deeper Shade Of Blue

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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North Carolina’s Deeper Shade Of Blue has announced the addition of Scott Burgess on bass, filling the spot vacated by founding member Brian Hinson. Scott had previously played bass with Kevin Richardson & Cutting Edge. That group is currently inactive as Kevin has returned to work […]

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Rodgers Remembrance XVI: Miss The Mississippi and You

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As of this past Tuesday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The […]

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On This Day #40 – John Palmer

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ….. On May 28, 1927, John Palmer, bass player most noted for his time with Don Reno and Red Smiley, was born in Union, South Carolina. He was a World War II veteran. He worked with Don Reno in the early 1940s; […]

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Delmore Brothers at IBMM

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened a new exhibit focusing on the life and music of Alton and Rabon Delmore, known to history as The Delmore Brothers. They were Grand Ole Opry stars in the pre-bluegrass era, but their legacy is such […]

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Old Crow Medicine Show in Charlottesville

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Old Crow Medicine Show showcased some of its roots last Saturday in Charlottesville, where the Nashville based group paid a little homage to their Virginia heritage. This was an early show in Old Crow’s current tour, a tour featuring not only The Devil Makes Three […]

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Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music

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Ralph Sylvester Peer is recognized for his part in the July/August 1927 Bristol, Tennessee, recording sessions which introduced Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to the world. In Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music, Barry Mazor relates the momentous events of that […]

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