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  • 2019 Florida Bluegrass Classic pre-show festivities

    Ernie Evans leads the square dance band at the 2019 Florida Bluegrass Classic - photo © Bill Warren Early arrivals at the Florida Bluegrass Classic were treated to a spirited evening of square dancing and music. Promoter Ernie Evans led the square dance band. Ernie then introduced St. Augustine guitar virtuoso, Sam

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  • What is The Nashville Number System?

    I have recently been asked to address the issue of the number system, or as it’s sometimes called, “The Nashville Number System” (note that in Knoxville, it’s always referred to as “The Knoxville Number System”). I was a little reluctant to deal with this subject because it brings back some painful memories

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  • Lean On video from Portiia

    With love for bluegrass music growing all over the world, we constantly find groups with new ways of expressing it, especially among young musicians. One such is Portiia, an instrumental quintet from Vancouver, BC. Like many aspiring pickers their age, they have grown up on the sounds of Punch Brothers and other

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  • Having a Coffee with ……………. Jeff Scroggins

    This is fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.   Earlier I met up with Jeff Scroggins, the leader and banjo player for Jeff Scroggins & Colorado. With his grandfather,

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  • Joe Val Festival shakes off New England winter

    If the calendar says it’s time for the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in the Boston suburbs, it’s usually safe to bet on snow. This year, though, you would have lost that bet. Mother Nature provided the perfect backdrop for the 34th annual edition of the festival that many bluegrassers eagerly dream

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  • Sanctuary – Blue Mother Tupelo

    Blue Mother Tupelo might not be bluegrass in the strictest sense, what with a bare boned musical approach that relies on little more than two voices, a robust strum, and a steady stream of natural percussion. If anything, they lean more towards Grassicana, thanks to their mix of traditional trappings

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