Tag: mandolin

Alan Bibey at Berklee

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school’s program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in their Traditional String principal […]

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Two new capos from Planet Waves

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Planet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments.  The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]

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Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival in IL

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Tribute or themed bluegrass festivals have become quite popular of late. Many touring bands serve as hosts at weekend events, and some are held in honor of icons of the music, like A Lester Flatt Celebration held annually in Sparta, TN to mark the birthplace […]

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Janet Davis Music grand opening celebration

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Janet Davis Music has been among the top retailers of bluegrass instruments, accessories and music for almost four decades now, starting as a small family business run by banjo teacher Janet Davis and her husband, Jim. Last year, the Davis’s handed over operations to new […]

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Bluegrass element to tragic Missouri murder

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Much of the US followed news this week of the kidnapping and, ultimately the murder of Hailey Owens, a 10 year old girl in Springfield, MO. She was abducted near her home by a man feigning a request for directions on February 18. The kidnapping took […]

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Harry West passes

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Harry West, longtime co-proprietor of Harry & Jeanie West Fine Musical Instruments in Statesville, NC, died on January 25. He was 87 years old. Their store is and has been a destination for both vintage and new bluegrass instruments for several decades now, and will continue […]

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New from Washburn for 2014

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During January’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, Washburn introduced several new instrument models that should be of interest to bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Their R360K offers a resonator guitar with a parlor sized body, with a shaded spruce top and back and sides of Trembesi, a […]

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Two new mandolin projects from Patuxent

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Patuxent Records, based in Rockville, MD, has two new releases celebrating bluegrass mandolin. One involves teaming up a veteran stylist with a newcomer, and the other an exercise of label owner perogative. Frank Wakefield has long been an artist who goes his own way. He […]

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Jim Reed passes

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The members of Ohio’s String Therapy are mourning the loss of their founder and mandolinist. Jim Reed, age 47, passed away on January 3, 2014, in Shelbyville, KY. Jim not only served as mandolinist with String Therapy for the past 15 years, he was also a […]

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Jesse McReynolds recuperating at home

| January 22, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Mandolin icon Jesse McReynolds is resting at home after undergoing a minor cardiac procedure last Friday. His doctors sent him to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville for an electrophysiological study to determine the cause of his recurring dizzy spells and accelerated heart rate. The test involves threading […]

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