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  • Carolina Blue Monday launches tonight on Facebook Live

    Carolina Blue reports that the response to their Facebook Live concerts has been so positive that they are planning to make them a regular feature to thank their fans for supporting them through the shutdown. This fast-rising bluegrass quintet from western North Carolina has won admirers across the music spectrum for

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  • Industrial Strength Bluegrass – Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy

    The Fall 2020 catalog from the world-renowned University of Illinois Press (UIP) is now available and the most notable feature for bluegrass music enthusiasts is the inclusion of the book, Industrial Strength Bluegrass, about bluegrass music’s legacy in south-western Ohio.  Sub-titled Southwestern Ohio's Musical Legacy, UIP describes the forthcoming 272-page volume

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  • I Still Call It Home from Tommy Buller

    As the market for bluegrass music expands internationally, it has not only scooped up a more urban audience who enjoy the more modern or progressive string band style, it has likewise widened to encompass a growing market for traditional acoustic country. And with the big Nashville labels turning a blind

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  • American Banjo Museum set to reopen in June

    The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City is delighted to announce that they will be reopening on June 2, with additional safety protocols in place. Executive Director Johnny Baier says that, “While we have enjoyed providing virtual tours via the Internet, nothing compares to an in person American Banjo Museum experience. We

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  • Steve Wilson to Deeper Shade Of Blue on banjo

    Following the surprise retirement of banjo player Jim Fraley earlier this month, Deeper Shade Of Blue has announced that Steve Wilson of Westminster, SC will become their new five string man. It wasn't a tough choice for the group, as Steve has been their go-to fill-in guy for the past year

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  • Ask Sonny Anything… Worst gig ever?

    Ask Sonny Anything is a recurring feature where our readers pose questions to the great Sonny Osborne, one half of the iconic Osborne Brothers who redefined bluegrass music in the 1960s, and noted banjo maven and collector of fine prewar instruments. Everyone is encouraged to pose queries of your own

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