Tag: resonator guitar

Round 3 for Uncle Phil

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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For the past few years, we have followed the saga of Phil Leadbetter, the award-winning reso-guitarist, and his battle with cancer. It’s a story of personal courage, determined faith, and successful medical research as he has twice come out on top against this detestable disease. But […]

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Tut Taylor Remembered 

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tut Taylor, The Flatpickin’ Dobro Man, died on Thursday morning April 9, 2015, at the Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. He was 91 years old. The Dobro virtuoso was a US Army and Navy veteran. Robert Arthur Taylor, Sr. was born in Milledgeville, […]

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Tut Taylor passes

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The bluegrass and country music world has lost a true titan. Tut Taylor, known far and wide as the “flatpicking dobro man,” has died. He was 91 years old. Family friends tell us that Tut was hospitalized last week, and the family had reported his […]

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Gavin Largent to Flamekeeper

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced the addition of Gaven Largent to the band, on both banjo and resonator guitar. He takes the spot recently vacated by Glenn Gibson who reported wanting to spend more time at home. Just 18 years of age, Largent has been wowing […]

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The Christmas song from Greg Booth

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Alaskan dobroist Greg Booth has re-released another soulful interpretation of a Christmas classic on reso-guitar. Most years Greg records a new video for the holidays, but for 2014 he has posted this gem he initially shot for Alaskan TV in 2007. This time it’s Bob Wells […]

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John Dopyera passes

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Dopyera, Jr, son of the inventor of the Dobro guitar, John Sr, passed away on November 12. He was 85 years old. Though he wasn’t a performer, he had dedicated much of his life to helping promote the instrument his father had developed, and made […]

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Phil Leadbetter Makes The Next Move

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Imagine turning 49 years old, being diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer, and wondering if you’ll live long enough to start getting AARP pitches in the mail a year later. Imagine, as a professional musician, being told by your doctor that to save your […]

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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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