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  • 46th Annual Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

    The 46th year of the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival has begun at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan. The early arrivals were treated to a Wednesday evening  jam hosted by the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. Maggie and Gary Bilby  are major contributors to bluegrass music in Michigan, and served

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  • Telluride 2018 – And So It Begins

    Sam Bush, Jon Randall, and Dierks Bentley with The Travelin' McCourys at Telluride 2018 - photo by Jen Hughes Thousands of lucky souls made their way to the striking San Juan Mountains to get hugged by the beautiful box canyon of Telluride, Colorado, as they annually do for the Summer Solstice,

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  • Joe Hott: Rising Star

    Visible behind the house built in the mid-1700s, long before West Virginia was a state, is Short Mountain. In that house Joe Hott’s grandfather lived from the 1920s. 6 foot 4 inches tall, the 22-year-old Joe (sometimes Joseph) Hott was born in Virginia and raised in those very mountains of West

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  • Epilogue: A Tribute to John Duffey

    It’s early to start thinking about the 2019 IBMA awards, given that the finalists for this year haven’t been selected yet. But I already have a frontrunner for next year’s recorded event of the year, the award that goes to a song featuring one or more musicians who don’t regularly play

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  • On This Day #55 – Eddie Adcock turns 80

    On this day  ..  On June 21, 1938, banjo-playing stylist Eddie Adcock was born in Scottsville, Virginia.  Edward Windsor ‘Eddie’ Adcock’s introduction to music came in the shape of an older brother, Frank, whose own interest led to him acquiring instruments, including a tenor banjo, that he learned to play. Eddie, not

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  • 2018 Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival report

    Jenny Brook promoter Candi Sawyer poses with her Jimmy Martin cutout - photo by Darcy Cahill Welcome to the 18th annual Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival! It seems like Candi and Seth Sawyer have done it again. They are busy this morning getting ready for the music to begin in the green mountains

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