Tag: guitar

Flatpick Rhythm Guitar – a Joe Carr archive

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When Joe Carr died just before Christmas last year, we lost not only a talented musician and an engaging performer, but one of the most dedicated and effective teachers in all of bluegrass. After touring for several years as a member of Country Gazette, Joe joined […]

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Deering introduces 6 string Goodtime banjo

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Deering Banjo Company has introduced their first 6 string model in their popular Goodtime Banjo series. The Solana 6 is a nylon stringed model, tuned and played like a guitar, with a rock maple 22-fret neck attached to Deering’s 16-bracket 12” pot assembly. Like […]

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Growing bluegrass music in Reno

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Surely many of our readers live in areas that might be described as a “bluegrass wasteland.” These may be places where some bluegrass fans may live, but no one is actively sponsoring or promoting the music at live shows. Or it could be a spot where the locals just […]

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Wood, Wire & Words – Norman Blake

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Norman Blake is the Zelig of roots music, popping up at key moments over the decades, just like the title character in the Woody Allen film. He played guitar on pivotal recordings by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, teamed up with John Hartford on Aereo-Plain […]

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Collings introduces Waterloo Guitars

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It was almost a year ago when Collings Guitars introduced the concept behind their new line, Waterloo Guitars. Bill Collings had begun experimenting with replicating the off-brand, less expensive guitars that were produced during the Depression era, many of which have become prized by collectors […]

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Do you need Power Pins for your guitar?

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Anyone who’s owned an acoustic, steel-stringed guitar for years – or ever worked in a music store – understands the tedium involved in changing guitar strings. It may not be the worst possible way to spend 15-20 minutes of your life, but most of us […]

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Bourgeois auction raises $10K for Tony Rice

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bourgeois has announced the successful completion of their Tony Rice tribute guitar auction, where $10,000 was raised to benefit Tony. They had built a custom instrument as an homage to Tony’s classic D-28, the Clarence White guitar, and offered it for sale at auction earlier […]

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New Norman Blake CD in January

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In the 1970s, flatpicker, songsmith, and vocalist Norman Blake produced a string of superb recordings that featured primarily him and his guitar. Some included contributions from his wife, Nancy, and a few other old time artists, but the main vibe was Norman and his guitar. Now, […]

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Tony Rice Bourgeois auction starts today

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Back in October we posted about the custom Dana Bourgeois guitar being built to honor and benefit Tony Rice. It was designed and built as a Bourgeois interpretation of Tony’s priceless 1935 D-28, often called the Clarence While guitar, as it spent time in Clarence’s custody before Tony […]

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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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