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  • Distance and Time – Becky Buller

    Becky Buller needs very little introduction anymore in the bluegrass world. Over the past five years or so, she has been a radio and awards show mainstay, racking up recognition for her fiddling, singing, songwriting, and more. Indeed, at the recent 2020 IBMA Awards, she took home two trophies –

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  • The Raven’s Rock video from Adam Hurt, and weekend concert

    Fretless banjo master Adam Hurt has released a video this week for one of the tunes on his upcoming album, Back to the Earth. The theme of the album is Adam's celebration of the gourd banjo, played in a clawhammer style, and accompanied by some of the leading lights in contemporary

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  • Video Premiere: You Reap What You Sow from Mara Levine

    Around this time three years ago we wrote about a song from an artist new to bluegrass, Mara Levine, and her first single in our world, You Reap What You Sow. The song resonated deeply with our readers, with its simple message of doing well wherever you find yourself, and

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  • Bill Torbert passes

    Bill Torbert Jr, former member of Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 after contracting COVID-19 in a nursing home at the age of 81. Born in Washington, DC and raised in DC and Maryland, he started playing mandolin in the mid 1950s. Bill soon joined

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  • Ask Sonny Anything… did you ever work with Grandpa Jones?

    Ask Sonny Anything is a recurring feature where our readers pose questions to the great Sonny Osborne, one half of the iconic Osborne Brothers who redefined bluegrass music in the 1960s, and noted banjo maven and collector of fine prewar instruments. Everyone is encouraged to pose queries of your own

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  • Wind Gap promoter Harry Grant’s home destroyed by fire

    Earlier this week, the home of Harry Grant, promoter of the Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival in Pennsylvania and a very popular figure in bluegrass, was destroyed by fire. Fortunately, Harry was not home when the fire began, and retuned to find flames coming from an upstairs window. His life was very

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