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  • Steve Martin partners with American Banjo Museum

    Actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician, Steve Martin, has played the banjo since 17 years of age, and John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fame played an important role in Martin success with the instrument. The two were friends in their youth, and John helped Steve become a serious

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  • This Town video from Merle Monroe

    Do you like fast bluegrass? Here's one right up your alley. Pinecastle Records has released a music video for the new single from Merle Monroe, a legit barn burner that really kicks up some dust. It's a grassed up version of This Town, which Roger Miller recorded back in 1965. Roger's

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  • The Story Behind the Song – Jericho 

    Jericho, a song about PTSD affecting a modern veteran soldier, was written by Evan Murphy the lead singer and guitarist of Boston-based quintet Mile Twelve, with assistance from the mandolin player in the band David Benedict. Musical arrangement was by all band members. Physicians have known of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress

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  • Good Things – The Farm Hands

    The Farm Hands may have assigned themselves a humble handle, but the fact is, they have accrued an impressive history along the way. Having amassed more than 80 award nominations — and garnered 30 of them in the process — they’ve become one of the most prolific touring outfits on

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  • Bluegrass Boys from Tommy Webb

    Kindred Records has released a debut single from their next album by Kentuckian Tommy Webb. The song is called Bluegrass Boys, and it's bluesy, medium tempo number with a wicked groove about a group of good ol' boys who like to get together to pick and sing bluegrass. Webb gives it

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  • Classical Masterpieces for Banjo from Mel Bay

    Mel Bay Publications in Missouri has released a new ebook that should be of interest to serious banjo players and students. Classical Masterpieces for Banjo offers excerpts of eight major classical works, and transcribes them for banjo in tablature. It's not meant to prepare you to perform these pieces, so much

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