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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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  • Back Home At Christmas Time from Epilogue

    This remembrance from the recording of Epilogue: a Tribute to John Duffey comes from Akira Otsuka. Together with Ronnie Freeland, he spent 15 years recording this loving tribute to a bluegrass legend, who was also a dear friend to Akira. It is a remarkable album, on Smithsonian Folkways, with 17 tracks featuring

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  • Bluegrass Heritage Festival is moving indoors

    The popular Bluegrass Heritage Festival in Dallas, TX has announced that they are moving everything indoors for 2019 and beyond. The new site of the festival will be the Wyndham Garden Dallas North hotel in Farmers Branch, just north of the Big D. The move is in response to two attendees requests,

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  • California Report – Phil Salazar

    Phil Salazar (on fiddle), with Phil Salazar & The Kin Folk This month we are thrilled to chat with Southern California bluegrass legend musician and instructor, Phil Salazar. Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk have been playing their unique mix of traditional music with rock, blues, country, jazz, Irish, pop, and

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