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  • Blue Grass Man: A response from Richard D. Smith

    In an article/interview piece last week about a new Bill Monroe biography (Bill Monroe — The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man), its author, Tom Ewing shared some thoughts about a previous Monroe book. The author, Richard D. Smith, wrote to respond. We include his comments in their

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  • Are you ready for World of Bluegrass?

    The IBMA World of Bluegrass is fast approaching, and there are lots of things to consider when preparing for this sometimes overwhelming event. Do you have enough business cards? Do you have any business cards at all? Do you have any business? In past years I’ve advocated different and often conflicting

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  • Jared Hensley to NewTown

    On the heels of their latest album, Old World - from which the single Naomi Wise is moving up our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay chart - NewTown has announced the addition of Jared Hensley to the band on guitar. Jared had spent the better part of the past decade with The

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  • Lonesome Panoramic – Hot Buttered Rum

    It ought to come as little surprise that Hot Buttered Rum’s recorded catalog contains a fair amount of concert albums, especially when considering the fact that they’re a band whose instrumental outlay translates well to live performance. With nine offerings to their credit over the course of their combined 16

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  • Highland Travelers at Kentuckians of Michigan

    Highland Travelers at the Kentuckians of Michigan (9/15/18) - photo © Bill Warren This past weekend was the opening of the winter bluegrass series presented by the Kentuckians of Michigan, who recently held their 58th annual picnic. This weekend marked something over 20 years of presenting bluegrass music on Friday nights

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  • Rick Faris to Dark Shadow Recording

    Dark Shadow Recording has announced that they have signed Rick Faris, guitarist and vocalist for Special Consensus, to a contract with the label. Rick will continue to work with Special C while recording a new solo project when the band is idle. Based in Nashville, Dark Shadow is owned and operated

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