Tag: fiddle

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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Billy Hawks leaving Junior Sisk

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We have learned that Billy Hawks, fiddler with Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, will be leaving the band after today’s performance at MerleFest. Junior says that Jamie Harper will be filling in with the band the rest of this weekend, and shared this brief statement. […]

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Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan hit the road

| April 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Ask any musicologist about the origins of old time and bluegrass music, and a disquisition on banjo and fiddle music won’t be far behind. Particularly in the Appalachian regions where self-sufficient immigrants from the British isles and their descendants tended to aggregate – and where […]

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Old-Time Banjo Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Dan Levenson has put together a handy tunebook for fans of old time fiddle and banjo music, published by Mel Bay. Though titled Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo, the book (with a pair of audio CDs) contains transcriptions of both banjo tab and fiddle melody […]

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Bluegrass evolution viewed from afar

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our occasional correspondent Tara Linhardt is spending several months again this year in her adopted second homeland of Nepal. She shared these thoughts from afar about the cultural traditions of native Nepalese music, how they are changing in our more interconnected world, and the parallels […]

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Janet Davis Music grand opening celebration

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Janet Davis Music has been among the top retailers of bluegrass instruments, accessories and music for almost four decades now, starting as a small family business run by banjo teacher Janet Davis and her husband, Jim. Last year, the Davis’s handed over operations to new […]

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Hey, Fletcher Bright… What’s in your case?

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here is a new moon report from Lisa Jacobi, with another of her “What’s in your case?” video episodes. This time it’s with her friend, and fiddle wizard, Fletcher Bright. As Lisa tells us, “He hangs the moon” for her. What is with this girl and the lunar […]

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Skipping Rocks – Ken & Brad Kolodner

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Although old-time music has recently experienced a surge in popularity, most of the groups who bill themselves as old-time are of the string band variety, with a focus on banjo and fiddle music. An instrument that’s often neglected in the traditional music world, despite its […]

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Master fiddle contest list

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Megan Lynch Chowning has done a great service for folks who run the fiddle contest circuit every year – and people who simply enjoy attending. She has compiled a master list of the many competitions held each year, searchable by state or date. Chowning is […]

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