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  • John Eberle passes

    John Eberle, a mastering engineer of the highest order in Nashville, died April 12 at at Dickson Health and Rehab in Dickson, TN. He was 79 years of age. It would be impossible to overstate Eberle's importance in music industry circles. For more than 30 years at Nashville Record Productions (NRP),

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  • Karl Shiflett cancels 2019 shows due to hand problem

    Sad news today from one of the standouts in the tradition al bluegrass field. Karl Shiflett, of Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show, announced that he has cancelled all his remaining 2019 performance dates to undergo and recover from surgery. He is suffering from Dupuytren’s Contracture in his left hand, making it

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  • CBA Campout and California State Old Time Fiddle Competition

    Most bluegrass fans with even a passing knowledge of California bluegrass know about the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) Father’s Day Festival, and maybe some have gotten wind of the winter weekend hotel getaway in Bakersfield known as the Great 48 Jam, but I bet you don’t know about the campouts.

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  • Mountain Fever launches Morning Glory Music

    Mountain Fever Music Group in Riner, VA has announced the formation of a new label imprint for the company. Now, in addition to their bluegrass label, Mountain Fever Records, and their Americana/roots label, Travianna Records, they will also manage and support Gospel and inspirational music releases through Morning Glory Music. As

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  • IBMA Awards season, a sure sign of spring

    For your consideration: I might as well warn you that I’ll be opening all correspondence this way for the next two weeks. It has a little more zip to it than “To Whom it May Concern,” anyway. I’m also going to start all conversations this way. Yes, it’s IBMA Awards voting season

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  • New members elected to IBMA Board

    The International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville has announced that four new members of their Board of Directors have been elected by their member constituencies, and one other re-elected. The Board consists of 19 voting members, and two ex-officio members. They are responsible for overseeing the management of the organization, and

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