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  • Daniel Pugh to Kevin Prater Band

    Daniel Pugh is one of the newest youngsters on the professional bluegrass circuit, joining the Kevin Prater Band on upright bass. The 17-year-old high school senior from Biscoe, NC, played a gig with the band in mid-August in Cambridge, Ohio. Prater thought so much of his playing that he offered Pugh

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  • Band Of Kelleys sign with Billy Blue Records

    The new Billy Blue Records in Nashville has announced their latest signees, The Band of Kelleys. The family band features siblings Bethany Kelley on fiddle, Victoria on mandolin, and Daniel on bass. Each of them started playing at roughly four years old, under the tutelage of older brother Timothy, who only

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  • Where Ya Been video from Woodbelly

    Wood Belly is a fast-rising contemporary bluegrass quintet from Colorado. They took first place in this year's Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, and have been recognized with a Momentum Award nomination from the IBMA. The band consists of Craig Patterson on guitar, Chris Weist on mandolin, Chris Zink on reso-guitar, Aaron McCloskey

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  • 18th annual Nothin’ Fancy festival gets underway

    Nothin’ Fancy is hosting their 18th annual festival at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia. Wednesday started as it always does – with a great potluck dinner. The food was wonderful. This old photographer ate way to much! Mike Andes, Chris Sexton, and Caleb Cox opened the music with at

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  • Ron Block talks Banjophony

    Ron Block has been an icon in the bluegrass banjo world for at least the last 25 years, the time he has been part of Alison Krauss & Union Station. Though he also plays guitar with Alison, the banjo world has especially embraced his playing, an affection he returns to

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