Tag: SPBGMA

John Hutchinson passes

| July 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
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We have learned that prominent festival promoter John Hutchinson passed away earlier this afternoon. Along with his wife Fern, John ran the Central Virginia Bluegrass Festival in Amelia, VA since 1979. He was 83 years old. John had suffered a stroke in January of this year, […]

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BMAI picks up two former SPBGMA festivals

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Members and followers of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America are probably aware of the fact that SPBGMA founder Chuck Stearman has been in declining health, and that the activities of the organization have been circumscribed this past year. Fortunately, other associations […]

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Grady Bullins passes

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Grady Andrew Bullins died Monday (3/17/14) in Stokes, NC at 82 years of age. He had performed with Charlie Monroe many years ago, and later with Roy McMillian and High Country, Cecil Hall and the Dominion Bluegrass Boys, and Southern Partners. More recently, his song High […]

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SPBGMA ’14 in the rearview

| February 5, 2014 | 5 Comments
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I’d just like to go on record as saying that I love the SPBGMA weekend in Nashville, and this past weekend’s event was another good one. There’s really a lot to love, from the obscure acronym (understood only by insiders), to the wide open jamming, […]

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Final SPBGMA 2014 video report

| February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with his final report from SPBGMA 2014, including a stop at the Bluegrass Bus Museum for a demonstration of the Bill Monroe whirligig.  

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High Fidelity wins 2014 SPBGMA band competition

| February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
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During this past weekend’s SPBGMA convention in Nashville, High Fidelity was named the winner of their annual International Band Championship. The band consists of Corrina Rose Logston on fiddle, Jeremy Stephens on guitar, Kurt Stephenson on banjo, Vickie Vaughn on bass, and Daniel Amick on mandolin. Corrina, […]

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2014 SPBGMA award winners

| February 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
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The 2014 awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass of America were announced this evening in Nashville as the Grand Finale of their 31st annual National Convention. Hosts Rarely Herd oversaw trophy distribution in 23 categories amidst performances from several of the nominees. […]

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SPBGMA 2014 report, part deux

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Very Special Correspondent with a day two report from SPBGMA 2014.  

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SPBGMA 2014 report

| February 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with a look at day one at SPBGMA.  

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New Jeanette Williams single at SPBGMA

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jeanette Williams has long been a favorite of the folks who attend the annual convention of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. She has thrice won their Female Vocalist of the Year award in the Traditional category, and is nominated again this […]

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