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  • Sounds of our Heritage Semester Finale Concert at KCTM

    The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University is hard at work preparing their students for the Sounds of our Heritage Semester Finale Concert. It will be held May 1 on campus at the Morehead Conference Center at 7:00 p.m., and admission is free. The Center offers a degree that allows

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  • Time To Drive video from Ray Cardwell

    Pinecastle Records has released a music video for Time To Drive, the first single from Ray Cardwell's upcoming project with them. It's been the #1 song on our Bluegrass Today Grassicana chart this past two weeks. Cardwell wrote this one, and has recorded it in the unique, New Grass Revival-throwback vibe

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  • Earl Scruggs’ Vega banjo at the American Banjo Museum

    From the hills of North Carolina, came one of the most popular names in the history of the banjo. Earl Scruggs (1924-2012) put his mark on the instrument at an early age. By the time he was 21, Scruggs had become a household name in the world of bluegrass, as

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  • Big Bend Killing album wins Appalachian Studies Association award

    Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition has been awarded the Jack Spadaro Documentary Award from the Appalachian Studies Association for the best documentary media project of 2017. The two-disc set is an effort by the Great Smoky Mountains Association in support of their management of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It contains

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  • Bender Jamboree kicks off in style

    Sam Bush at the 2018 Bender Jamboree - photo © Erik Kabik When promoters announced the initial Bender Jamboree in Las Vegas last year, a lot of people wondered how well it would work. The concept was to take over a hotel in Vegas, and run a four day bluegrass festival

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  • Marianne Kovatch to Blue Ridge Music Center

    The Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, VA has announced the addition of Marianne Kovatch to their staff as Assistant Director. The Center is operated by the National Park Service on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and hosts numerous bluegrass and old time music concerts throughout the summer months, along with their

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