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  • IBMA Keynote: Matt Glaser puts new spin On American music styles

    Matt Glaser, artistic director of the Americans Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music, is a man on a mission. He shared his concept with attendees at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass during Tuesday's keynote address. "I'm on a mission to envision music as one thing," he said. There were, no

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  • Hard Life video from Cup O’Joe

    Irish family grassers Cup O'Joe have released a first single from their latest album, Why Live Without. The band consists of the three talented Agnew siblings of Northern Ireland, Reuben on guitar, Benjamin on bass, and Tabitha on banjo, along with her husband, David Benedict on mandolin. From the time they

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  • Big Family documentary now available for streaming from KET

    The excellent 2019 documentary about bluegrass music, Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music, produced by Kentucky Educational Television, has finally been made available for online streaming. Filmed in large part during the World of Bluegrass convention in 2017 and '18, the film tells the story of the evolution of the

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  • Report from Uncle Pen Fest at Bean Blossom

    Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass at Bean Blossom - photo © Roger Black This report is a contribution from Roger Black, MC at the Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom, IN, and at the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Festival. The photos are ones he took during this year's Uncle Pen

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  • Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass 2023

    It's here! The 2023 World of Bluegrass has begun, with the larger part of the bluegrass industry currently assembling at the Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Artists, promoters, luthiers, broadcasters, artist representatives, manufacturers, songwriters, and business people of every kind come to downtown Raleigh to network, learn, and of course,

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  • Weekend report from Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival

    Seth Mulder & Midnight Run at the 2023 Nothin Fancy festival - photo © Bill Warren The 21st Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival has come and gone, and it was one for the record books. Something over 200 campers were parked at the Glen Maury campground. The music pavilion was packed with music

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  • Photos from Walnut Valley 2023

    Chris Jones & The Night Drivers at the 2023 Walnut Valley Festival - photo Walnut Valley Association Many thanks to the media team at the Walnut...

  • Tune Up drops for Steve Bruce

    Steve Bruce, the banjo pickin' pastor from LaFollette, TN, has released another single from his all-instrumental project, What I Know Now. Even though all the tracks...

  • Ron Cornett pases

    Bluegrass lovers throughout Kentucky are mourning the loss this week of beloved festival MC and radio host Ron Cornett, who died on September 17 following...

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