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Dwight Diller bio coming this summer

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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McFarland Books has announced a July 22 release date for Dwight Diller: West Virginia Mountain Musician, a biography of the old time music stalwart by Lewis M. Stern. Diller is a true West Virginian, born and raised in a family that are among the oldest […]

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Patrick McAvinue accepts Artist In Residence

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, MD has selected Patrick McAvinue for their Artist in Residence program this year. This multidiscipline facility offers a number of venues that host events both indoors and out, including regular performances from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The National Philharmonic, and several others. […]

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Mike Scap passes

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mike Scap, a noted guitarist, mandolinist, and fiddler in the 1980s, passed away in Springfield, New Jersey on March 29. He was 60 years of age, and had been suffering from lung cancer. Close followers of the Colorado bluegrass scene knew Mike as the original […]

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Kentucky Fiddler from Wayne Brewer

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tonight’s Friday Night Bluegrass show at the Shepherdsville Music Barn is the next-to-last concert in this winter music series hosted by Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Gentlemen. Each week from November to early April, Gary and the boys have opened each show followed by a […]

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I have to finish this song – a story of a daughter’s love

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This story by Christina Hobert and Anna Nichols was originally published March 17, 2016 in The Trailblazer, the official student newspaper of Morehead State University in Kentucky. They have graciously consented to having it reprinted here. Thanks to Raymond McLain, Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional […]

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Fred Weisz passes

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Fred Weisz, noted fiddler and graduate of the 1960s bluegrass scene in New York city, died last week in Everett, WA. He was 71 years of age and had been suffering from both mental and physical illness for some time. He was a childhood friend […]

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Report from the first Barcelona Bluegrass Camp

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We heard this week from noted Spanish banjoist and teacher, Lluis Gómez, with a report on the first bluegrass instruction camp held in Barcelona. More than 70 people met last March 5th in Barcelona for a full day of bluegrass tunes, G-runs, banjo rolls, improvised jams […]

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Julian Pinelli wins 2016 Fletcher Bright Award at Berklee

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The American Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA has announced Julian Pinelli as the winner of the 2016 Fletcher Bright Award. The award has been given since 2008 to an outstanding young Berklee student in the strings program, which […]

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Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends – Volume 2

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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North Carolina fiddler Tim Smith is back with a second album under the title, Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends – Volume 2. Like its namesake, this record combines Smith’s clever original instrumentals with popular standards and a couple of Gospel classics. Also like his previous […]

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Tunesmith Sessions video from Corrina Rose Logston

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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One of the more agreeable aspects of the rush in accessibility of video recording equipment has been the ability to document audio recording sessions in video form. Some artists will capture such images for use in later music videos, or record mini-interviews in the studio. In […]

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