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  • Jay Armsworthy wins 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award

    Congratulations to Jay Armsworthy, long time bluegrass performer and radio host in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, who has been honored with a 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. These awards are distributed annually to outstanding stewards of Maryland’s living cultural traditions. Each year the

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  • Bluegrass Beyond Borders: The Small Glories Make a Big Impact

    Cara Luft and JD Edwards, the prime members of the Canadian combo known as the Small Glories, mine a sound drawn directly from a distinct rootsy regimen. With their close knit harmonies and an archival folk-like feel, their music taps into tradition while maintaining its contemporary credence. Now, two albums on,

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  • Tulsa Strings – a home for fiddles in Oklahoma

    The story begins in Red Wing, MN at Minnesota State College Southeast, a technical and community college, an educational institution where students learn about wood, tools, trees, and basic principles and techniques of violin repair. Holding the honor of being the only instrument repair program in America that is structured

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  • Saline Fiddlers to open for Ricky Skaggs

    East, west, north and south, bluegrass music has its young musicians in many different regions. Some found off the beaten track are the Saline Fiddlers who open for bluegrass music legend, 15-time Grammy winner, and newly-inducted member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Ricky Skaggs in Ann Arbor, MI

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  • Josh Trivett outruns the Reaper

    Josh Trivett has become a familiar figure in bluegrass music this past few years. His agency, Moonstruck Management, handles the careers of heavy hitters, like Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Cleverlys, Balsam Range and several others. Never one to keep a low profile, Josh has

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  • Government on Horseback video from Si Kahn

    Si Kahn, folksinger, songwriter, playwright, and general purpose agitator, turned 75 last month. A series of events celebrating his many achievements are set throughout 2019,...

  • John Goodson passes

    John Goodson, 54, banjo-picker with the NC-based bluegrass Gospel group, The Gospel Plowboys, recognized by their motto "Pray before you play," tight four-part harmonies, and...

  • Happy 80th to Dave Freeman!

    Happy Birthday to David Freeman! We hope that you have a wonderful day.  Dave Freeman’s life has been reasonably-well documented in these pages; with this reflective...

  • Social media for grassers in 2019

    It’s been a while since we discussed social media use by bluegrass musicians and artists, so I thought it might be a good time to...

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