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Strum Machine brings an accompanist to you

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Most anyone who has worked to learn a musical instrument knows how useful it would be to have a buddy who would sit with you and strum along while you practice new songs. Often small errors in timing and meter can slip by before you […]

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Mike Barnett to Kentucky Thunder

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will be taking on Mike Barnett as their new fiddler. Mike will officially start with the band in 2017, but will be doing some shows still this year twinning with outgoing fiddle man Andy Leftwich who is departing after 15 […]

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Jeremy Garrett talks RV Sessions 2

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Infamous Stringdusters’ Jeremy Garrett really is something of a rolling stone. Living as he does in a mobile recreational vehicle, he’s not always able to be pinned down. But we caught up with him by phone a few weeks back while he and his […]

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Patrick McAvinue to Dailey & Vincent

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Dailey & Vincent have announced the addition of Baltimore fiddler Patrick McAvinue to their touring band. He takes the spot recently vacated by BJ Cherryholmes, who has travelled with the group this past six years. BJ and his wife, Devon, are expecting a baby soon […]

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Andy Leftwich leaving Kentucky Thunder

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Andy Leftwich, fiddler with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since 2001, has announced that he will be leaving the band at the end of the year. He has literally grown up in the group, starting with Skaggs right out of high school at 19 years […]

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Michael Cleveland talks Fiddler’s Dream

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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With October 7 set as the release date for Fiddler’s Dream, Michael Cleveland’s first solo record in ten years time, we took advantage of an opportunity to speak with Michael about the new album, and what has changed for him artistically over the past decade. […]

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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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