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  • Ricky Skaggs to ride the Santa Train

    Every year since 1942, the CSX Corporation has run a special train from Shelby, KY to Kingsport, TN at the beginning of the holiday season. Known as The Santa Train, it makes stops in 14 different communities along the way, distributing gifts to less fortunate families in Kentucky, Tennessee, and

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  • Po’ Ramblin’ Boys to host Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival

    After 18 years operating at the Ewart Amphitheater in Vine Grove, KY, the Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival has aligned themselves with a specific bluegrass artist for the first time. Starting in September 2018, the Po' Ramblin' Boys will serve as the official host band for the festival. Two members of the band,

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  • GHS introduces nickel-plated banjo strings

    GHS has introduced two new string sets for banjo, both featuring a wound 4th string plated with nickel. The other four strings are plain steel. These are extra long (42'') loop end strings that should fit most any five string banjo. Many players feel that nickel offers a clearer, crisper tone

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  • Welcome Camden Hibbitts

    Jennifer Homerding and Alex Hibbitts are celebrating the birth last Saturday of their first child. Camden Alexander Hibbitts was born on October 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Sevierville, TN. He arrived at 8 lbs, 15 oz, stretching out to 21.5''. Poor Jennifer was in labor for 39 hours before the doctors elected

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  • Ashokan Center celebrates 50 years

    Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Having heard the haunting tones of Ashokan Farewell, a waltz in D major composed by Jay Ungar in September 1982 and used in the soundtrack to Ken Burns' documentary series Civil War, few of us can forget it. The moving tune was written in a moment of

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  • A Cut Above named 2017 VFMA Band champions

    A Cut Above from Bedford, Virginia was awarded top honors on October 15 in the Virginia Folk Music Association’s Virginia State Bluegrass Contest. Nine bands competed from across the state at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds outside of Richmond for the $1000 top prize. Band members include Daniel Creasy on banjo, Mike Walker

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