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Dreadnoughts Unlimited scholarships for Kaufman Kamp

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Once again in 2016, Dreadnoughts Unlimited will award need and age-based scholarships to attend the Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamps in Maryville, TN. These week-long residence workshops offer intensive, hands-on music education for bluegrass and old time musicians looking to up their game. And thanks to the […]

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Two hot young pickers – Chelsea and Grace Constable

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass lovers know that hot young pickers show up just about everywhere you look. You see them at festivals all over the world, at fiddler’s conventions, and at amateur pickings in every imaginable setting. Some may just be precocious youngsters, but others will develop into […]

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Two new Martin Authentics for 2016

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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CF Martin has announced two new guitars in their highly-touted Authentic Series for 2016. This series was created by taking representative vintage guitars from their museum, or from trusted collectors, and studying their dimensions in great detail using CAT scanner designed for examining antiques and artifacts […]

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Carter’s Creek Christmas – Ron Block

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ron Block has had a productive 2015. In addition to his first-ever full length banjo instrumental CD, Hogan’s House Of Music, he has just released a short-form EP of holiday music, Carter’s Creek Christmas. Here the focus is on familiar carols and hymns, also performed instrumentally, covering […]

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Bourgeois introduces 40th Anniversary model

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bourgeois has announced a limited run of a truly distinctive, 40th Anniversary guitar. Only 15 of these models will be built, using special reserve quilted mahogany back/sides and master grade, torrified adirondack spruce tops. They will be offered in either a dreadnaught or orchestra model […]

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Dudley Connell soldiers on

| November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Seldom Scene guitarist Dudley Connell is preparing for this weekend’s shows at The Birchmere, as per usual for Thanksgiving. But this year, he’s wondering what to do with his left hand. While on the 5th annual Traditional Bluegrass Cruise to the Caribbean, Dudley broke his right wrist […]

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Point to Point video from Jon Stickley Trio

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Jon Stickley is among the many young string players who employ the technique they’ve developed playing bluegrass to write, record, and perform music that branches out a bit from what Bill Monroe left us. In Jon’s case, it’s original instrumental music based on flatpicking guitar, […]

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Jake Workman joins Ricky Skaggs

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wasting no time after yesterday’s announcement that Cody Kilby was leaving Kentucky Thunder, Ricky Skaggs has announced today that Utah flatpicker Jake Workman has joined the band. Like many young guitarists, Jake came to bluegrass sideways, having started with an interest in rock guitar in his […]

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Teach your children well – Daisy Kerr

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Child prodigies have a long history in bluegrass. Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, and Chris Thile are just a few of the top performers who had been turning heads in bluegrass circles before they were old enough to drive. It’s always difficult to predict which talented youngsters […]

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Banjos and guitars on Craft In America

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Craft In America is both an organization dedicated to promoting handcrafted art and useables in the United States, and a PBS television series celebrating the best of what is currently being produced. They maintain the Craft In America Center in Los Angeles and have produced […]

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