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  • Bluegrass: Funnier Than It Sounds available

    Rick Cornish's book of bluegrass-themed cartoons, Bluegrass: Funnier Than It Sounds, is now available for sale. It contains 160 pages of clever illustrations sure to delight lovers and pickers of the music Bill Monroe left us. Long a fixture on the west coat bluegrass scene, Rick has served as an officer

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  • 2017 Bluegrass Ramble artists announced by IBMA

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced their invited showcase acts for the Bluegrass Ramble at their 2017 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. These artists are chosen through a highly competitive process, with only 30 selected from more than 160 submissions. This honor not only separates them from other

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  • Forrest O’Connor and Kate Lee married in New York

    This past weekend in Geneva, NY, Forrest O'Connor and Kate Lee Gurnow, both members of O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor, were married at Belhurst Castle and Winery. Kate is a New York native who has been active in bluegrass music since she was a girl. In fact, she wrote a number

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  • J.D. Crowe trapper knife from Case & Sons

    Are you a bluegrass banjo fan who also traps small game? Maybe a knife collector who digs J.D. Crowe? Well Red Hill Cutlery in Radcliff, KY has the perfect item for you. Through a special arrangement with Case & Sons Cutlery, they have a consignment of 60 J.D. Crowe trapper knives for

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  • Gallery Of Iconic Guitars at Belmont

    Belmont University in Nashville is the recipient of a large treasure trove of vintage instruments, bequeathed to them by the estate of the late Steven Kern Shaw. The collection includes close to 500 guitars and mandolins, among them specimens of the very best of what 20th century American luthiery produced. Shaw

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  • Trey Hensley endorses Thompson Guitars

    Trey Hensley, one half of the power pickin' duo, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, has signed on as the latest endorser of Preston Thompson guitars. While the two were out in Oregon for the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert series, Trey swung by the shop and played several different models. In

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