Tag: guitar

Two new capos from Planet Waves

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Planet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments.  The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]

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George Shuffler: A Career Overview

| April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Born in Valdese, North Carolina, on April 11, 1925, George Saunders Shuffler was a very significant creative force in the bluegrass music world. Shuffler is best known for his association with the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and later Ralph Stanley, for popularizing […]

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A Richard Bennett tasting

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In advance of its May 27 release, Lonesome Day Records has offered a taste of the music from In The Wind Somewhere by Richard Bennett to our readers at Bluegrass Today. After several years off the road, working at a variety show in Pigeon Forge, TN, […]

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James Alan Shelton remembers George Shuffler

| April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
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This remembrance is a contribution from James Alan Shelton, guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys. Today marks the passing of a true bluegrass legend and a personal guitar hero to many of us who have aspired to learn the Shuffler down-down-up crosspicking roll. […]

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George Shuffler passes

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Another leading light of the first generation of bluegrass artists has passed. George Shuffler, long time member of both The Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier today (4/7/14), just short of his 89th birthday. Shuffler’s distinctive crosspicking guitar […]

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Ataman from Ondra Kozák

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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From the Czech Republic comes Ataman, a new album of guitar and mandolin music, written, arranged, recorded and performed by Ondra Kozák. Kozák is a busy man in the Czech bluegrass scene. He performs with a number of groups, including Fragment, G-Runs & Roses, and East-West. […]

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Thomas Vinci Strings support Tony Rice Foundation

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As more and more folks learn about Tony Rice’s health issues, more ways to help are popping up. Though he never was officially an endorser, Tony very publicly used Thomas Vinci strings for many years. He was quick to answer questions about his string preference […]

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Jesse Smathers to Nothin Fancy

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Nothin Fancy has a new look for the 2014 season. They have brought Jesse Smathers on to play guitar and sing tenor. He hails from Eden, NC and had worked previously with James King, on both mandolin and guitar. Mike Andes, mandolinist and founding member […]

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College Guitars – perfect for March Madness

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our President has filled out his NCAA bracket – how about you? People all over the US are going crazy for the college basketball tournament, just as they do every this time every year, and a clever music company has found a new way to […]

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Wyatt Rice teaching guitar at ETSU

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Wyatt Rice has been working as a professional musician since he joined older brother Tony’s band in the late 1970s. He’s a master of what has come to be known as the “Rice style” of lead and rhythm guitar, as one might expect, and has spent most […]

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