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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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David Bromberg donates papers to Library of Congress

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The US Library of Congress has announced a major gift, a donation of personal papers from folk, bluegrass and old time musician David Bromberg to their American Folklife Center. Bromberg has been a prominent guitarist, fiddler, and vocalist in acoustic music since the 1960s. A native […]

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Huss & Dalton to introduce The Pilgrim

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As they celebrate their 20th Anniversary this month, Virginia luthiers Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton are preparing to introduce a new dreadnaught guitar model to their traditional line. The Pilgrim is designed to be a bluegrass picker’s box, with East Indian rosewood back and sides, […]

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Shubb introduces Fine Tune capos

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Shubb has introduced a new capo to their line of products. Called the Fine Tune Capo, it is designed for guitar and banjo players who prefer the U-shaped, screw-activated models which have been especially popular among bluegrass musicians of late. This is a radical redesign […]

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Straight Up Strings for guitar

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Over the next few days we will describe some of the new items for bluegrass folks introduced in the Exhibit Hall during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention earlier this month, and a few that were new to us. First up is Straight Up Strings […]

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Hogan’s House Of Music – Ron Block

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Growing up, Hogan’s House Of Music was where a young Ron Block learned the beauty and variety of popular music. The retail music emporium was owned and operated by his father in Lawndale, CA and the future guitar and banjo virtuoso spent a lot of time […]

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Bluegrass championships at the Sydney Country Music Festival

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Attention young bluegrass pickers in New South Wales and Australia proper. The 2015 Sydney Country Music Festival will host Australia’s National Bluegrass Championships, October 31 and November 1. The festival, which is primarily a celebration of Australia’s burgeoning country music scene, will also feature a bluegrass […]

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Tony Collins passes

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tony Collins, well-known guitarist in the Bristol, TN area, died Saturday morning (7/18). He had been hospitalized since the prior Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack at home. He was 54 years of age. Collins was a popular figure in Bristol, not only for his remarkable flatpicking skills, […]

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Pickin’ A Part: Bryan Sutton in Telluride

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bryan Sutton was born to play the guitar. When it came to a career, he never had a Plan B. Not needed. Clearly. Thursday was Bryan’s day at the 42nd Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He lit up the stage early evening as part of the legendary […]

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Bryan Sutton at MTSU

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University hosted Bryan Sutton for a workshop on March 16, as part of their American Guitar series. Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t attend, the Center has preserved the experience on a pair of roughly 30 minute […]

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