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  • Free – Williamson Branch

    One of the most underrated female vocalists in bluegrass music today, hands down, is Melody Williamson of Nashville-based family band Williamson Branch. She’s been around the bluegrass world for years, performing on stage with her parents as a kid, showcasing original songs at IBMA as a teenager, and performing with

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  • Bluegrass comes to Moon City Music in Ohio

    Anyone who lives in a small town or city is familiar with how they can receive a nickname. It can be a promotional effort by a local tourism commission, or they can come by association with some accident or natural disaster. Perhaps the most common way to adopt a regional epithet

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  • Greasy Coat video from Hogslop String Band

    The wild and wooly Hogslop String Band has released a live video shot while they were recording their most recent album, Volume Two: The Butcher Shoppe Sessions, at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville. It's a raucous version of the old time standard, Greasy Coat, played and sung with the reckless abandon

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  • Grandpa Banjo, aka John McEuen at IHOP

    After a horrible thunderstorm at G-Fest 2017 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, fiddler Kyle Dillingham, Monica Taylor of the Cherokee Maidens, and Steve Short from Byron Berline’s band and I headed to the International House of Pancakes for breakfast and coffee. Kyle entered with his banjo gig-bag and fiddle in tow. Known

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  • October in the South from Dan Eubanks

    Dan Eubanks, bass player with Special Consensus, has released a first single from his upcoming solo album, Look What the City’s Done. Like a good many bluegrass bassists, Dan came over to the upright after first learning to play other instruments. In his case, it was banjo and guitar that initially caught

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  • Music Modernization Act becomes law

    In a striking contrast with recent partisan wrangling in Washington, both political parties in both houses of Congress have come together to pass the Music Modernization Act, a thoroughgoing reform of the way that artists and songwriters are paid for music on digital streaming services. Over the past few weeks, both

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