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Avery Davis fights for her health

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Avery Davis is a talented young fiddler in southwestern Virginia, who has been attending classes in the ETSU Bluegrass program, and playing fiddle with Loose Strings, an all-female bluegrass band based in Galax. A lovely, pleasant young lady and a very capable musician, Avery is one […]

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Gene Boyd passes

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Gene Boyd, known widely as The Fiddling Barber of Bristol, passed away on January 26 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was 88 years of age and had been battling cancer for the past six months. Born in 1927 in the Hickory Tree area […]

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Christmas Time’s A Coming brings the tax man

| December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s a sad story of unexpected consequences, one that befalls many adult children of senior parents who pass away without tax planning. As it involves one of the most celebrated songs in all of bluegrass music – and a chance for us all to help […]

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All Year Long from Megan and Mary

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Megan Lynch Chowning and Mary Sue Englund have collaborated on a new album of Christmas music. All Year Long features 6 tracks, mixed between their original songs and holiday favorites. Bluegrass fans know Megan from her work with the FiddleStar music camps in Nashville, plus […]

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Dan Andree to depart Henhouse Prowlers

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have announced an upcoming personnel change. Fiddler Dan Andree will be leaving the band at the end of the year. His final shows will be during the band’s year-end stint at Martyrs in Chicago, December 30-January 1. The band will fill his spot […]

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Ramona Jones passes

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Multiple sources in Nashville are reporting the death of Ramona Jones, old time fiddler, vocalist, traditional country music entertainer, and wife of the late Grandpa Jones. She was 91 years of age. Born Ramona Riggins in Van Buren, Indiana in 1924, she was part of the […]

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David Bromberg donates papers to Library of Congress

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The US Library of Congress has announced a major gift, a donation of personal papers from folk, bluegrass and old time musician David Bromberg to their American Folklife Center. Bromberg has been a prominent guitarist, fiddler, and vocalist in acoustic music since the 1960s. A native […]

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Grand Masters results for 2015

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We’ve just received the results from the 2015 Grand Masters Fiddler Championship, held September 26-27 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Looks like this story got lost in the preparations for the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh that next […]

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Bluegrass championships at the Sydney Country Music Festival

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Attention young bluegrass pickers in New South Wales and Australia proper. The 2015 Sydney Country Music Festival will host Australia’s National Bluegrass Championships, October 31 and November 1. The festival, which is primarily a celebration of Australia’s burgeoning country music scene, will also feature a bluegrass […]

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Joe Dobbs passes

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Old time music lovers in the Charleston/Huntington, WV region are mourning the loss of Joe Dobbs, a prominent fiddler, radio host, businessman, and music personality who had made St. Albans his home some years ago. Dobbs passed away on Monday (9/21) after a brief bout […]

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