Tag: fiddle

Fiddlin’ Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It sounds like a movie script, doesn’t it. A beauty queen from the western part of the state wins the Miss Kentucky pageant, playing bluegrass fiddle for her talent competition. But that’s just what happened for Ramsey Carpenter when Miss Kentucky 2014 was announced in Lexington […]

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Suzanna Barnes to Missy Werner Band

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Missy Werner has announced the addition of fiddler and vocalist Suzanna Barnes to her band. Like Missy, Suzanna was born and raised in the Cincinnati area, where southern Ohio and northern Kentucky meet. She started a study of music as a very young child, and continued […]

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Something Old New Borrowed Blue from Megan Lynch Chowning

| July 2, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Megan Lynch Chowning calls her new project, Something Old New Borrowed Blue, a “raw fiddle album.” Whatever could that mean? Well it’s not un-or-undercooked, bloody or beaten. It turns out that the album is given to unaccompanied fiddle, allowing her to merge her two musical passions, teaching […]

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Wally Hughes to Commonwealth Bluegrass

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass has welcomed fiddler Wally Hughes as an official member of the band. Hughes has been doing some shows with Randy and the gang since they started playing together recently, and Cook is very pleased to have him onboard. “We are extremely proud […]

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Free Classifieds from Bluegrass Today

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Starting today, we are offering free classified ads here for all registered users at Bluegrass Today. Since registration is also free, our classifieds are truly no cost for our readers. Just log in, go to the Classifieds page, and create an ad in one of […]

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Jamie Harper to Junior Sisk

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Well, that didn’t take long. Just a few days after coming onboard to fill in, Jamie Harper has been welcomed as the newest member of Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. Jamie stepped in this past weekend when long time Ramblers Choice fiddler Billy Hawks left […]

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Billy Hawks leaving Junior Sisk

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We have learned that Billy Hawks, fiddler with Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, will be leaving the band after today’s performance at MerleFest. Junior says that Jamie Harper will be filling in with the band the rest of this weekend, and shared this brief statement. […]

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Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan hit the road

| April 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Ask any musicologist about the origins of old time and bluegrass music, and a disquisition on banjo and fiddle music won’t be far behind. Particularly in the Appalachian regions where self-sufficient immigrants from the British isles and their descendants tended to aggregate – and where […]

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Old-Time Banjo Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Dan Levenson has put together a handy tunebook for fans of old time fiddle and banjo music, published by Mel Bay. Though titled Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo, the book (with a pair of audio CDs) contains transcriptions of both banjo tab and fiddle melody […]

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Bluegrass evolution viewed from afar

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our occasional correspondent Tara Linhardt is spending several months again this year in her adopted second homeland of Nepal. She shared these thoughts from afar about the cultural traditions of native Nepalese music, how they are changing in our more interconnected world, and the parallels […]

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