Tag: resonator guitar

Three Bells – Auldridge, Douglas, Ickes

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Three Bells is an absolute rarity in the world of recorded music. It’s quite seldom that a new project conveys so much joy, so much love among the musicians, and for the instrument they share in common. Conceived as a chance for dobro buddies Jerry Douglas and Rob […]

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Welcome Grayson Leadbetter

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Young Grayson Matthew Leadbetter, born September 8 at 9:03 p.m., comes into this world with quite a bluegrass pedigree. His parents are Matt Leadbetter, former reso-guitarist with Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, and Brand New Strings, and his wife Ashley. That also makes him the grandson […]

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Phil Leadbetter health update

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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All of bluegrass rejoiced with the news that Phil Leadbetter, celebrated reso-guitarist, had defeated his cancer after a successful stem cell transplant two years ago. And we were all crestfallen when he announced in June of this year that the cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, had returned. We […]

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Pre War Dobros examined in new book

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As is true for most students of the bluegrass instruments, resonator guitarists are especially enamored of the instruments made just prior to the US entry into WWII. In the late 1930s and early ’40s, almost all of the reso-guitars were being made by a pair of […]

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Three Bells commemorates Mike Auldridge

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mike Auldridge has been lionized as a giant of the slide resonator guitar for many years, long before he died just after Christmas in 2012. From his early days in the Washington, DC bluegrass scene through his time with Seldom Scene, Chesapeake, and his own […]

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Phil Leadbetter ready for round two

| June 30, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Within the close-knit community of bluegrass musicians, there are few figures as widely beloved as Phil Leadbetter. This prominent reso-guitarist has worked at the top levels of our music, touring with J.D. Crowe while also handling his booking arrangements for many years, and being involved […]

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Gary Hultman to The Boxcars

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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With founding member John Bowman having announced his departure from The Boxcars earlier this month, the band has today welcomed new member Gary Hultman to the group. Gary is a student in the Bluegrass, Country & Old Time Music program at East Tennessee State Universit and will add […]

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Damion Kidd to Canaan’s Crossing

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Canaan’s Crossing has welcomed reso-guitarist Damion Kidd into the band, filling the spot vacated by mandolinist Josh Palmer. Bassist Tim Maze says that the band has had their eye on Kidd for some time, and recently decided to try replacing a mando with a reso, as […]

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Free Classifieds from Bluegrass Today

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Starting today, we are offering free classified ads here for all registered users at Bluegrass Today. Since registration is also free, our classifieds are truly no cost for our readers. Just log in, go to the Classifieds page, and create an ad in one of […]

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Mike Auldridge guitars offered for sale

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Fans of the late Mike Auldridge have a unique opportunity to own one of his personal reso-guitars. A pair are currently being offered at auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Auldridge family. Both are Beard Guitars, the company Mike worked with and […]

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