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  • Burning the Candle at Both Ends

    About three years ago I caused a serious car accident driving home to Boulder from the RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado. At about 2:30 a.m. I briefly nodded off to sleep, and drifted into oncoming traffic. I snapped awake a split second before hitting an oncoming car. I swerved as

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  • Hooray for Hazel, and Other Musings

    A few decidedly subjective thoughts about yesterday’s awards announcement. These sentiments may or may not be shared by anyone else at Bluegrass Today, or maybe even by anyone else in bluegrass today. First and foremost, congratulations to the newest members of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame – Bobby Hicks, Roland

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  • Take Me Back To Kentucky video from Carolina Road

    When we reported earlier this month about Pinecastle Records opening Bonfire Recording Studio in Greenville, SC, we mentioned their intention to use the facility for both new audio projects, and for shooting video for promoting their artists. And they haven't wasted any time getting some use out of it. Here's a new

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  • IBMA Honors Bluegrass Today

    It started as a lark. John Lawless and Brance Gillihan would find themselves talking about politics and the 2004 presidential election during their spare time working on bluegrass music teaching videos for John’s company, AcuTab. Sometimes the conversation drifted to a then-new tool for disseminating news – a blog. “That was

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  • 2017 IBMA Award nominees announced

    At a press conference earlier this morning aired on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the final nominees for their 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards, along with this year's Hall Of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Achievement Award recipients. Readers will note that this year marks the change to

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  • I’ll bet you don’t remember me

    I want to describe a scene at a typical bluegrass concert or festival that will probably be familiar to both artist and fan, and it may cause each to shudder just a little: A fan walks up to a performer while he or she is working the merchandise table, looks the

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