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  • Bluegrass Boys from Tommy Webb

    Kindred Records has released a debut single from their next album by Kentuckian Tommy Webb. The song is called Bluegrass Boys, and it's bluesy, medium tempo number with a wicked groove about a group of good ol' boys who like to get together to pick and sing bluegrass. Webb gives it

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  • Classical Masterpieces for Banjo from Mel Bay

    Mel Bay Publications in Missouri has released a new ebook that should be of interest to serious banjo players and students. Classical Masterpieces for Banjo offers excerpts of eight major classical works, and transcribes them for banjo in tablature. It's not meant to prepare you to perform these pieces, so much

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  • Blazing New Frontiers video from Andy Thorn

    Here's something new in the bluegrass world. Andy Thorn, banjo player with Colorado's Leftover Salmon, has released a music video for the first single from his upcoming solo album, Frontiers Like These. The song, Blazing New Frontiers, is a paean to his wife, Cecilia May Thorn, who has the distinction of

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  • Eastman introduces new Double Top guitars

    Eastman Guitars is bringing a new innovation to their acoustic guitar line. They call it their Double Top Series of instruments, and it involves a unique hybrid material for the guitar tops. Many guitar aficionados will have read about various polymer and carbon fibre materials that have been used in guitar

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  • Mandolin Camp North 2019 is in the books

    Mandolin Camp North was held last weekend at Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton Massachusetts with 90 happy students. The weather started out cold and drizzly on Friday but turned glorious on Saturday, encouraging plenty of outdoor classes and jamming. Mandolin Camp North was also an auspicious start for the administration of

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  • Blue Moon Rising to Wilson Pickins

    Wilson Pickin's Promotions has announced the signing of Blue Moon Rising to the agency. They will provide publicity and media services to the band, who have a new album coming soon on Mountain Fever Records. The six-piece band is based in Tennessee, and features Keith Garrett and Chris West as co-lead

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