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  • Chris Williamson to Mountain Bridge

    Mountain Bridge, from upstate South Carolina, has announced the addition of Chris Williamson. Chris was a founding member of Volume Five and will join the band on bass. The group focuses on traditional bluegrass and Gospel music, and they perform regularly throughout the southeastern United States. Other members include Chad Simpson on guitar

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  • Louisville Rambler drops for Blue Moon Rising

    Less than two weeks after announcing their new lineup and a record deal with Mountain Fever, Blue Moon Rising has a debut single from their next project to share. Founding member Keith Garrett is back with the band on mandolin, but this new track is one by guitarist Chris West. Louisville

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  • Molly Tuttle and the Tenuous Path to Immediate Acclaim

    “All the years building up to the last EP, I was really dreaming of having a solo project. So when I got to Nashville I made it my goal to make my own music. The EP did much better than I thought it would.” That’s Molly Tuttle describing a trajectory that

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  • Tom T Hall to the Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Longtime bluegrass and country music songwriter Tom T Hall has been announced as a 2019 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tom T, or simply "T" as he is known to his friends in the business, enjoyed a long and successful career in country music, with multiple hits songs under

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  • Collective nouns every bluegrass child should know

    We in the bluegrass music community have our own vocabulary, like referring to the banjo as “the five,” an instrumental solo as a “break,” a professional bluegrass income as “a living,” etc. I think we could all still stand to expand our repertoire a little by becoming more familiar with

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  • First annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

    Here's a different sort of festival, scheduled in western North Carolina in May. The inaugural Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational is focused not on music, but on the instruments used to produce it. Organizers have invited builders of fine guitars, fiddles, mandolins, harps, banjos, ukuleles, cellos, and dulcimers to display their wares

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