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  • Pretty Saro wins 2018 Telefunken Band Competition at Podunk

    Kevin Hale, winner of Podunk’s 2017 songwriter’s competition, returned to Podunk Bluegrass Festival again this year this time to judge the 2018 Telefunken Band Competition. His winning song from the year before, Angels from Appalachia, was one of the required tunes for the competition bands, and he says that it

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  • 500 Miles To Memphis – punk rockers go bluegrass

    Punk rock got its start as a reaction to the hype and slickness of the glam rock that was popular in the early 1970s. It was intentionally rough and hard edged, meant to irritate and annoy people who enjoyed the sort of pop music that was ascendant at that time.

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  • Welcome James Efaw!

    Matt and DeAnna Efaw, guitarist and fiddler respectively with Matt Efaw & Rural Free Delivery, are celebrating the birth of their first child. James Franklin Allen Efaw was born on Sunday, August 12, at 12:18 a.m. at the Medical Center in Beaver, PA. He came in at 6 lbs, 20 oz, stretching

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  • Track Premiere: Roland White with Darin & Brooke

    Mountain Home Music is set to release a first single from their upcoming Roland White collaboration project with a who's who of Nashville pickers and singers, Roland White and Friends, A Tribute to the Kentucky Colonels. Even casual bluegrass historians know that Roland and his brother, Clarence, formed the basis of The

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  • Reader Mail for Mr. Bluegrass Manners

    During the past week, I received responses, both positive and negative, to last week’s column featuring Mr. Bluegrass Manners. Here are a few of the highlights, with the third one being my personal favorite, so make sure to read all the way down: Dear Mr. Jones, I don’t appreciate your Mr. Bluegrass

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  • The Rebel And The Rose video from Becky Buller

    Dark Shadow Recording has released another music video for Becky Buller with one of the tracks from her current album, Crepe Paper Heart. The video was recorded just as the song was cut on the album, as a duet with Sam Bush on mandolin and Becky on clawhammer banjo. Becky had

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