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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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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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