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  • Irish Medley #2 video from Robert Mabe

    Virtuoso banjoist Robert Mabe has released a new single with a video this month, a set of three Irish fiddle tunes billed as Irish Medley #2. Included are his arrangements of Morrisons Jig, Banish Misfortune, and an unknown reel. Mabe is comfortable in many banjo styles, demonstrating here his grasp of

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  • Every Bit Of Me – Ali Shumate

    There may be no more successful song incubator than the Lil House songwriting workshops conducted by Donna Ulisse, Jerry Salley, and Rick Stanley at Donna and Rick’s farm in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Family Sowell, Ulisse, and a handful of others have recorded songs that were written during these intensive sessions. But there’s

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  • Jeff Austin Tribute – What The Night Brings

    Jeff Austin, mandolinist, singer, songwriter and founding member of The Jeff Austin Band and Yonder Mountain String Band, passed away back in June, and the world of progressive bluegrass might never be the same. A sudden and tragic passing, he left behind a grieving family, including wife Devlyn and children Lily

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  • 2020 Bluegrass Grammy Award nominations announced

    The nominees have been announced this morning for the 2020 Grammy Awards. As always, the gala press conference dealt with the glitzy pop and rap stars that get all the attention, but our eyes were immediately directed to the all-important Best Bluegrass Album category. And those nominees are: Tall Fiddler - Michael

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  • Bluegrass Rules – and don’t you dare break them!

    “I like the rules. I think you know how I feel about that.” – Fake Santa in Santa Clause 2 In the 1970s, once bluegrass music had evolved into its own genre, with its own festival circuit, its own record labels, and its own publications, a set of rules became established

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  • Barefoot Movement to Bonfire Recording

    Bonfire Music Group has announced today the signing of The Barefoot Movement to the label. A debut single is expected on Friday, with an EP to follow in February. The Movement is a four-piece string band who play an attractive mix of old time, bluegrass, and Americana music, most of it

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  • Fiddlin’ film now on iTunes and Amazon

    Fiddlin', the feature-length documentary film about the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA, is now available on two major streaming services online. Both Amazon and...

  • Phil Leadbetter hospitalized again

    Phil Leadbetter, veteran bluegrass reso-guitarist, is back in the hospital. This past few years has brought a great many health issues to bear on Phil's...

  • Pictures – Hammertowne

    There’s something to be said about putting one’s music where one’s mouth is. Simply put, that means not only tapping into a traditional template but...

  • Conner Vlietstra to The Price Sisters

    The Price Sisters have announced the hiring of Conner Steven Vlietstra to be their new, full-time guitarist. He has already done some shows with the...

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