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  • Breakin’ Easy from Donna Ulisse

    The latest Mountain Home Music CD from Donna Ulisse is one of those “on the one hand, on the other hand” propositions. On the one hand, Ulisse’s Breakin’ Easy is a textbook example of top-notch traditional bluegrass songwriting. Every listen unveils a new little gem, a turn of a phrase or

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  • Strangest Christmas Yet from Steve Martin and The Steeps

    Why are we not surprised that Steve Martin has released a hilarious music video for Strangest Christmas Yet, one of the tracks from his current project with Steep Canyon Rangers, The Long Awaited Album. It tells the story of a gaggle of oddball relatives who visit over the holiday, in Steve's

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  • True Colors – Gina Clowes

    Over the years, bluegrass fans have developed expectations of what to expect from a banjo album, and likewise with a singer/songwriter project. The one is likely filled with rip-roaring instrumentals, and the other a collection of songs from a single, personal perspective. But Gina Clowes has turned both of those conventions

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  • North Carolina teens making things happen as Cane Mill Road

    Bluegrass has long supported talented teen musicians, usually in the family band format. There is something comforting and appealing about seeing mom, dad, and the kids out on stage, often in matching outfits, playing and singing together. Plus you feel a bit better about youngsters braving the road life as

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  • Traditional artists honored by NC Arts Council

    The North Carolina Arts Council will honor two of the state's most prolific traditional string musicians when the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Awards are handed out in May. These honors are awarded annually to artists, performers, instructors, and crafters who help in keeping folk traditions alive in the state. Among those

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