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  • Austin Heffelfinger to Nu-Blu

    Nu-Blu has made a serious commitment to the youth movement in bluegrass music by bringing 14 year old banjo picker, Austin Hefflefinger, into the band. Though he may be young, Austin is already an accomplished musician, having been recognized as the Maryland State Banjo champion in both 2017 and 2018, and the first

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  • High Mountain Hay Fever 2019 report

    Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers at the 2019 High Mountain Hay Fever Festival in Colorado This report is a contribution from Kevin Slick, President of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society and member of Annie Savage & Savage Hearts. High Mountain Hay Fever is one of Colorado's favorite festivals for many reasons.

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  • Introducing The Gina Furtado Project

    Following on the news last week that Gina Furtado would be leaving Chris Jones & The Night Drivers comes the announcement of her own performing outfit, The Gina Furtado Project. They will be touring in support of Gina's recordings, and the new Mountain Home record due in September, consisting primarily of her

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  • Happy Birthday Peter Rowans!

    Every year about this time, beneath the West Marin sky, Peter Rowan puts on a Bluegrass BBQ birthday bash for fans, friends, and family to stop by and eat, drink, and pick. Peter’s birthday is on July 4, but this year the party was on July 5, as always at

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  • Bluegrass Lyrics Quiz – Do you listen at all?

    I touched on this issue in the introduction to last week’s column rerun: people aren’t listening to the lyrics of bluegrass songs. By “people” I mean human beings, obviously, but specifically the people who are fans of bluegrass music, and in many cases the musicians themselves. I’ve written about this

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