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  • Mark’s Reel from Alan Sibley & Anthony Howell

    Here's one for everyone who thinks that young people are abandoning traditional bluegrass. Alan Sibley, noted Mississippi mandolinist, vocalist, and bandleader, has united with Anthony Howell, banjo and mandolin man with Williamson Branch, to record an album of new instrumental music. Its title, Time To Pick, is something every bluegrass lover

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  • DCBU accepting entries for 2021 Hazel Dickens Song Contest

    It's that time of year again... Time for all you bluegrass songwriters to sharpen your pencils and get ready to submit your latest creations to the DC Bluegrass Union and their 2021 Hazel Dickens Song Contest. This annual event is held in honor of one of bluegrass music's most compelling writers,

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  • Innocent Man video from The Steeldrivers

    Rounder Records has released a music video for Innocent Man, a track included on their current album for The Steeldrivers, Bad For You. The video, created by Grant Claire, captures nicely the eerie and somewhat ominous vibe of the track, a co-write by Steeldrivers fiddler Tammy Rogers and John Paul White,

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  • Ben Eldridge banjo book coming in 2021

    Finally! Banjo players rejoice... a book on the stylings of Seldom Scene banjo player Ben Eldridge is in the works. Though now retired from the band, Ben was with the Scene from their first jams in his basement in 1971, through their most iconic recordings, which left an indelible mark on

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  • Ask Sonny Anything… tell us about working with the symphony

    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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