Tag: Seldom Scene

Final images from Gettysburg, Spring 2016

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Here is our final gallery of images taken by Frank Baker at the May ’16 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Thanks again to Frank for all the fine photos!

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Ben Eldridge Retires from Seldom Scene

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Nothing lasts forever, but Ben Eldridge’s 44-plus years with the Seldom Scene seemed to come close. His long run with the legendary bluegrass band came to an official end this morning, when remaining members announced his retirement and the addition of Rickie Simpkins to the […]

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Dudley Connell soldiers on

| November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Seldom Scene guitarist Dudley Connell is preparing for this weekend’s shows at The Birchmere, as per usual for Thanksgiving. But this year, he’s wondering what to do with his left hand. While on the 5th annual Traditional Bluegrass Cruise to the Caribbean, Dudley broke his right wrist […]

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Still more from Gettysburg 2015

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here is yet another gallery of Frank Baker’s terrific images from the August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. And we’re not done yet!

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Photos from Red, White & Bluegrass 2015

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Laura Tate Ridge shared these photos from Friday night and Saturday at the 2015 Red, White & Bluegrass Festival.

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Last batch from Gettysburg 2015

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here is our final gallery of photos from the Spring 2015 edition of the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Many thanks to Frank Baker for sending such lovely images. Be on the lookout for his photos from the Loudon Bluegrass Festival coming up soon.

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Rodgers Remembrance XV: California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4)

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Yesterday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The Father of Country Music” […]

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A Washington Monument Steps Back

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On the night that he won a coveted award, Ben Eldridge had a bit of a secret to share. “I’m cutting back,” the last original member of the Seldom Scene said between signing CDs after the band’s set Friday night at the DC Bluegrass Union […]

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Ben Eldridge to accept 2015 Monument Award

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Forty-four years after he invited some friends over to play music in his Bethesda, MD, basement, Ben Eldridge is on a roll. Last fall, he and other original members of the Seldom Scene were inducted into IBMA’s bluegrass hall of fame. This Friday, he’ll receive […]

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One Critic’s Picks: The Best of 2014

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the best parts of this job is finding new music in my mailbox on a regular basis. But the fun turns into work at the end of the year, when I wade back through all of that music and try to come up […]

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