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Martin introduces anniversary dreadnaughts for 2016

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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As a part of their year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the dreadnaught guitar body style they debuted in 1916, the CF Martin Guitar Company in Nazareth, PA has a number of guitars being introduced at this week’s Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. These include […]

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100 Years of the Martin Dreadnought guitar

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Martin Dreadnought guitar. It has been said that it has changed the face of popular music. Hank Williams had one (the 1941 D-28 now owned by Neil Young), Bill Monroe had one, so did Gene Autry, Doc Watson, Jerry Garcia, John Lennon and Paul […]

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Walkin’ Across This Land with Bryan Sutton

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sugar Hill has released a music video ahead of tomorrow’s CD drop for Bryan Sutton’s The More I learn album. It’s a live performance of the opening track, Walkin’ Across This Land, where Bryan showcases his hybrid crosspicking style, blending aspects of guitar greats like […]

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The More I Learn coming from Bryan Sutton

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sugar Hill Records has announced a June 3 release for The More I Learn, the next CD from flatpicking guitar virtuoso, Bryan Sutton. As a follow-up to his highly successful 2014 album, Into My Own, the new project covers much of the same ground. Bryan […]

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Holly Norman brings James Burton to bluegrass

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Holly Norman has shared a video about her upcoming album, Taking Care of Bluegrass. It’s a tribute to Elvis Presley, and the new video was shot the day that the great James Burton came in to lay down some guitar. Burton was Elvis’ lead guitarist […]

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Shaun Richardson to Dailey & Vincent

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Dailey & Vincent have announced the addition of Shaun Richardson to their band, filling the spot vacated by Seth Taylor’s move to full time with Mountain Heart. At only 20 years of age, Shaun is already an experienced hand on the road, having worked with a […]

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Mike Scap passes

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mike Scap, a noted guitarist, mandolinist, and fiddler in the 1980s, passed away in Springfield, New Jersey on March 29. He was 60 years of age, and had been suffering from lung cancer. Close followers of the Colorado bluegrass scene knew Mike as the original […]

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Report from the first Barcelona Bluegrass Camp

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We heard this week from noted Spanish banjoist and teacher, Lluis Gómez, with a report on the first bluegrass instruction camp held in Barcelona. More than 70 people met last March 5th in Barcelona for a full day of bluegrass tunes, G-runs, banjo rolls, improvised jams […]

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John Simmons to The Bluegrass Brothers

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Bluegrass Brothers of southwest Virginia have announced John Simmons as their new guitarist. John is a familiar face in bluegrass circles from his work with Country Fried Grass, a successful regional group he headed for 2006-2013. He will also sing lead and harmony vocals with the […]

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Just Ten – Presley Barker

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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When I see young children hailed as musical prodigies in the bluegrass world, I usually wonder if their early technical skill will translate into a true superstar career, with not just the knowledge to arrange notes in a complicated manner, but to play with heart […]

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