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  • DCBU announces Mike Auldridge contest winners

    Three well-known young pickers are the top winners in the 2018 Mike Auldridge Instrumental Composition Contest, sponsored by the DC Bluegrass Union. David Benedict of Mile Twelve won the $500 first place prize for The Golden Angle, according to an announcement by DCBU President Randy Barrett. Second place and $250 went to

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  • Royal Traveller – Missy Raines

    Missy Raines’ reputation as both a bassist and one of bluegrass’ most preferred partisans is well known of course, but such is her skill that her abilities as a singer and songwriter are sadly underrated. Royal Traveller offers opportunity to remedy that situation while providing Raines a chance to break

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  • Swing, Swing Rudolph with The Cody Sisters

    The Cody Sisters of Colorado had an idea for a holiday treat for people who don't like regular Christmas music. Is there such an animal? The girls took their guitars in hand, and worked up a swinging instrumental version of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, a la Chet Atkins, and offer

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  • John McCutcheon summons the spirit of Pete Seeger 

    Pete Seeger once said of his friend John McCutcheon, “John is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a

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  • Old Man Hoback’s Farm video from Williamson Branch

    Pinecastle Records has released a new music video from Williamson Branch, featuring the second track on their current release, Free. This talented family band consists of bluegrass veteran Kevin Williamson, along with his wife, Debbie, and their three daughters, Melody, Kadence, and Caroline - with Anthony Howell on banjo. The girls

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  • Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies ends up in the snow

    Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers at 2018 Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies - photo © Bill Warren Friday and Saturday at Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies were filled to the brim with music. Friday kicked off with North Carolina’s Deeper Shade of Blue who have 14 years under their belt.

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