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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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Fret Paw capo promises no retuning

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Al Ferguson, known in the banjo world as the developer of the Perfect Pitch capo, has a new product to introduce to the fretted stringed instrument world. The Fret Paw capo goes against most of the tradition in the capo world, which insists that the device […]

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DR Strings introduce Veritas

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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DR Strings in Emerson, NJ has announced the introduction of a new line of strings for acoustic, flat top guitars. Their VERITAS strings are a hex-core, phosphor bronze string designed for long life without the need for coatings or surface treatment. DR has received a patent […]

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Dave Adkins named Eastman Guitar endorser

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass singer/songwriter Dave Adkins has been announced as the newest endorser for Eastman Guitars. Eastman is currently building one of their E20D Dreadnought guitars for Dave, which is expected to be presented to him in the next few weeks. Adkins says that he is proud to […]

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