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Join The Jam! from Annie Savage

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Colorado fiddler and string educator Annie Savage has a new book, Join The Jam, designed to help string musicians become more comfortable in the somewhat daunting jam session environment. It is meant both for the string student and their teachers. In the book, Savage seeks […]

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2016 winners at Walnut Valley Festival

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Winners were chosen over this past weekend at the 45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. Over the years, their National Flat Pick Guitar Championship and their National Bluegrass Banjo Championship have come to be recognized as among the most prestigious competitions of their kind […]

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Rounder reissues classic Mark O’Connor albums

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In tandem with the release of Coming Home, their recent album for O’Connor Band, Rounder Records has reached back into the vault and issued digital re-releases of three Mark O’Connor albums from the 1970s. These were recorded and released as LPs while Mark was a pre-teen […]

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2016 Grand Masters winners

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The winners from this past weekend’s Grand Master Fiddler Championship at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, have been posted online. Held annually, the competition is an open format where fiddlers (and their accompanists) are eligible for more than $10,000 in […]

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Hoot Hester passes

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Hoot Hester, Kentucky fiddler and noted Nashville session player, has died today. He was 65 years of age and had been struggling with cancer. Born Hubert Duane Hester on August 13, 1951, Hoot had worked as a staff musician at the Grand Ole Opry, and played for a time […]

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Greg Moore to Hillbilly Gypsies

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Hillbilly Gypsies have announced the addition of Greg Moore to the band on fiddle. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Trae and Jamie Lynn Buckner, the Gypsies have been working the bluegrass festival circuit in the southeastern US for many years. Moore, know as […]

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Fiddlevideo.com joins the online instruction field

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Revolutions can sweep away what came before them in swift and surprising ways, and we see that in the manner that music education has changed in the digital and internet age. New companies appear on a regular basis that take advantage of technological innovations that can bring […]

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Carroll County Blues from The Western Flyers

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Wild Blue Yonder is the debut album from The Western Flyers, a new western swing outfit that features the sparkling fiddle of Katie Glassman, the 2016 Swing Fiddling champion at the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest in Weiser, ID. In addition to Katie’s fiddle, this sizzling hot trio boasts […]

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Dan Kelly to Michael & Jennifer McLain

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Michael & Jennifer McLain have announced the addition of Dan Kelly on fiddle, resulting in a new name for their act. Touring now as the Michael & Jennifer McLain Band featuring Dan Kelly, the group performs regularly at Arrington Vineyards, about 30 miles south of […]

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Lonesome Banjo Chronicles features Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The world of online podcasting continues to provide opportunities for folks with something to say, to say it to the wider community at a minimum of expense and trouble. A microphone, a computer, and an online connection is all that one needs to get started, […]

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