Tag: fiddle

Dale Potter and Buck Ryan reissues from Rural Rhythm

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm has released two new titles in their Heritage Collection Series featuring two of the most celebrated fiddlers from the early days of bluegrass. Like the other Heritage reissues, these new releases are offered in both CD and download formats. From 1967 comes Hoe […]

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Bob Wills Fiddle Fest

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sixty five contestants from 10 states converged on Greenville, Texas last weekend to compete in the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest and honor the “King of Western Swing.” As a “cousin to bluegrass,” western swing continues to be a popular musical genre in much […]

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Walking Distance – John Mailander

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Mailander is the latest bright light in the fiddle world to emerge from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he has studied under the tutelage of Darol Anger and developed into an adventurous and extremely capable player. His debut solo album, Walking Distance, […]

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Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety of keys. He has also […]

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Stuart Duncan live at the HOF

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This weekend, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will honor Stuart Duncan with a special presentation as a part of their Nashville Cats series. These events are held quarterly to recognize Music City residents for their prominence in the music industry. […]

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Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Matt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow envelope-pushers like Tony Trischka, Andy […]

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Jason Barie to The Radio Ramblers

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jason Barie has been announced as the new fiddler with Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, taking the spot created by the departure of Evan McGregor. Bluegrass fans will be familiar with Jason from his six years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, two before that with Larry Stephenson, […]

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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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