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  • Photos from Gettysburg, August 2019

    Heather Berry, Tony Mabe, and Junior Sisk at Gettysburg, August 2019 - photo by Frank Baker Here's the first of several galleries of photos taken by Frank Baker during last weekend's August 2019 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, held twice each year at the Granite Hill Campground in Adams County, PA. Watch for more

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  • Fireside Collective to Mountain Home Music

    Urban grassers Fireside Collective have signed with Mountain Home Music Company for their next recording. Both the band and their new label call North Carolina's Asheville region their home. The quintet has been on a roll since taking first place in the MerleFest band competition in 2016, quickly followed by a

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  • Ryan Paisley comes out of his shell

    Ryan Paisley with Rhonda Vincent at the 2019 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photo by Frank Baker The first time I saw Ryan Paisley on stage, I thought it was a gimmick. A cute gimmick, but a gimmick nonetheless. It was 2011, at IBMA in Nashville. Ryan stood on stage while his dad’s

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  • Registrations open for the Scott Street Five String Finals

    Registrations are now open for the 2019 Scott Street Five String Finals, held each year as part of the Richmond Folk Festival in Richmond, VA. Designed to identify the best bluegrass and clawhammer banjo players 18 and under, the competition also honors the memory of Scott Street, a talented Virginia

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  • The Butcher Shoppe – Della Mae

    It would be understandable if the uninitiated mistakenly mistook Della Mae for a sister ensemble. Their close-knit harmonies and astute arrangements have a cohesion and confidence that ensures a compact fit and an air of authenticity that recalls an old time tradition of a vintage variety.  With their fiddles and finesse,

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  • Blissfield Bluegrass on the River 2019

    Blissfield Bluegrass on the River is a small, community sponsored, free one day event that has been held for the past nine years. The Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association has organized and presented the festival for the past three years. It is a showcase of local talent and bands that

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