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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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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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