Tag: fiddle

Peghead Nation hits its stride

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Online learning has become the most recent revolution in the education world. Over the past few years it is possible to obtain a college degree studying on your computer, and home school families have embraced cyber classrooms to bring expertise in more advanced subject matter to […]

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Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Violet Hensley, who has entertained visitors at Silver Dollar City since 1967, has released an account of her 97 years on earth called Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story. Written with Randall Franks, the book follows Violet from her youth in Arkansas, raising 9 […]

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Matthew Arndt departs Early Edition

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kevin Pace and the Early Edition from Spokane, WA has announced that fiddler Matthew Arndt has left the group. He played his final show with the band on September 27. Kevin says that Matthew was the youngest member of the group, and had been with him […]

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Stephen Burwell to Quicksilver

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Doyle Lawson has announced Stephen Burwell as the newest member of Quicksilver, replacing Jason Barrie who departed the band this past weekend. Doyle says… “After nearly 6 years of having Jason Barie handling the fiddle duties for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jason has decided to pursue […]

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Malia Furtado to Circa Blue

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Circa Blue has announced the addition of Malia Furtado on fiddle. She will also share in the vocals with the band. Malia has played fiddle since she was a young girl, and worked with her family’s band as well as All 4 Hymn, Blue […]

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Ramsey Carpenter wins Miss America talent competition

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Well done Miss Kentucky! Last night, during preliminaries at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, Ramsey Carpenter took first place in the talent competition for her fiery fiddle medley of Sally Gooden and Orange Blossom Special. As the talent winner, she receives a […]

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One Song Romance – Michael Barnett

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Modern American string music, in the folk rather than classical tradition, has a number of hot spots around the country. The lure of commercial work brings a good many talented young practitioners to Nashville, where they often band together or find employment with successful artists. […]

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Grand Masters coming up end of the month

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The 43rd Annual Grand Master Fiddler Championship is set for September 27-28 in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For the second year in a row, the competition is decoupled from the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention, with their events having […]

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Kyle Murphy to Jeff Brown

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kyle Murphy has been announced as the new fiddler with Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome. He’s a native Californian who grew up playing both fiddle and mandolin with his dad and sister in The Murphy Family Band. Murphy came east to study in the Bluegrass, Old […]

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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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