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  • Time To Drive from Ray Cardwell

    Pinecastle Records has released a new single from Ray Cardwell, the first from his upcoming album with the label, due in the fall of 2018. It's one he wrote called Time To Drive, which like much of his material, recalls the hey day of The New Grass Revival, especially their iconic

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  • Peter Rowan back to the stage with Travelin’ McCourys

    Peter Rowan with The Travelin' McCourys at the Sweetwater Music Hall - photo by Dorothy St. Claire Bluegrass veteran Peter Rowan made his first appearance on stage since a brief December illness when The Travelin' McCourys played recently at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA. Fans of the 75 year old performer expressed

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  • New Country Grass wins Burr Oak Band Competition

    New Country Grass came out on top in last Friday's Band Competition during the Burr Oak Bluegrass Weekend in Glouster, OH. Hosted by Clay Hess, the indoor event was held at the Burr Oak Lodge. The Lansing, MI-based group consists of Duane Estep on mandolin, his two sons, Kyle on guitar and Brent

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  • Freddie Goodhart passes

    Freddie Goodhart with one of his prized antique vehicles - photo by Tom King Freddie Goodhart, a life-long bluegrass banjo and mandolin player, passed away on March 12 in Florida. He was 89 years of age. Born Frederick Phillips McCormick-Goodhart, he gave up a privileged life in Washington, DC, where his father

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  • South Carolina launches Banjo Day in honor of Todd Taylor

    Senator Glen Reese, Todd Taylor, and Senator Shane Martin on Todd "Banjoman" Taylor Day in South Carolina The South Carolina General Assembly has passed a resolution marking March 14, 2018 as South Carolina Banjo Day, in honor of native son Todd "Banjoman" Taylor. It will be celebrated now each year on

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  • Station Inn launches online streaming

    As we all know, technology has made a big change in how folks consume music in recent years. While some of this may be negative, especially to the artists who make percentages of pennies for plays on streaming services, there’s no doubt that new technology has helped increase audiences in

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