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  • Behind the 8 Ball video from Andy Leftwich

    Following up on their single release earlier this month for bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Andy Leftwich, Behind the 8 Ball, Mountain Home Music has produced a music video to accompany the track. It finds Leftwich on mandolin and fiddle in the studio, with support from Cody Kilby on guitar, Matt Menefee on banjo,

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  • Great American Vintage BassFest at SPBGMA 2024

    This report is a contribution from Alan Tompkins with the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation in Dallas, TX. It originally appeared on their web site. The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation was proud to help facilitate a friendly, educational gathering for players and collectors of vintage American upright basses such as Kay, American Standard, King,

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  • Bo Bice goes bluegrass standing on the shoulders of Bob Seger

    Noted bluegrass producer Randall Deaton has thrown open the windows and dusted off the furniture at Lonesome Day Records, and returned to releasing new music with a first taste of their next project, Silver Bullet Bluegrass, a grassed-up tribute to the music of Bob Seger. Deaton tells us that he has

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  • 2024 Florida Classic report

    Adam Haynes and Rhonda Vincent fiddle at the 2024 Florida Classic - photo © Bill Warren The 2024 edition of the Florida Classic is in the books. Some wind, some rain, some sunshine, and lots of enthusiastic fans marked this bluegrass and country music event. Swinging Bridge opened the day on Friday.

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  • Central North Carolina conventions boast of upgrades

    The Allred Family at the 2023 Seagrove Fiddlers' Convention - photo © G. Nicholas Hancock Three long-running central North Carolina fiddlers' convention will return this spring with a number of improvements. This Saturday, on March 2, the 97th Annual Star Fiddlers' Convention recommences. Sponsored by the Halcyon Woman's Club, they are expanding

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  • Shelby Eicher inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

    The Muskogee Civic Center held the spotlight for the 2024 inductions into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame on February 17, 2024. MCs for the annual event were Tulsa Newscaster, Tess Maune, Oklahoma music historian, Hugh Foley.   Of primary interest to our readers would be in the induction of fiddler Shelby Eicher,

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