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  • G7 introduces the Performance 3 capo

    The G7 Capo company is introducing a new model at the Winter NAMM show this week in Anaheim, CA. Their new Performance 3 model is of the quick change, open-throat style that many guitarists prefer. When G7 first hit the market at the IBMA convention in 2016, it was with their Heritage

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  • Circus No. 9 rocks downtown Roanoke

    Last Friday the young jamgrass quartet, Circus No. 9, spun into Roanoke, VA for a show at a small downtown venue. Since they had kindly invited me out to see them, I took them up on the offer, and thoroughly enjoyed roughly two hours of energetic and occasionally unorthodox bluegrass-derived

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  • The Hard Way from Dale Ann Bradley

    Pinecastle Records has released a single for the title track of Dale Ann Bradley's upcoming album, The Hard Way, ahead of its anticipated March street date. The actual name of the song is Hard Way Every Time, written and recorded by Jim Croce back in 1973. It appeared posthumously on Croce's

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  • Claire Lynch, celebrity spokeswoman for Dropps detergent

    We all know Claire Lynch as the soft spoken lady with the big voice, who has been singing bluegrass and acoustic music since she was a young woman in Alabama back in the '70s. From early days leading the Front Porch String Band, through a notable solo career, she has

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  • Sim Daley back to instrument work in Cornwall

    Sim Daley, well noted for his excellent hand-crafted musical instruments when based in Nashville, Tennessee, is setting up his workshop once again. This time in Looe, Cornwall, England, where he grew up.  He reported recently …  "I am setting up my workshop again to do some repairs and build a mandolin and

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  • Second Cup Of Coffee from Chris Roberts

    Rural Rhythm Records and Engelhardt Music Group have another single coming from their upcoming album by Chris Roberts. This time it's one from that venerated bluegrass songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot, who has spent an entire career providing songs for grassers, without ever knowing he was doing it. He wrote songs primarily for

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  • Les Sears passes

    Popular Virginia bluegrass personality and radio host Les Sears passed away on January 15 during the Yee Haw Music Festival in Okeechobee, FL. He was 70...

  • California Report: Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow is a frequent bluegrass blogger, IBMA board member, and bass player for the roots pop band Front Country. Originally from North Carolina, Jeremy...

  • Whitey Shafer passes

    Famed Nashville Country music song-writer Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer passed away this past Saturday, January 12, 2019, following a long illness. He was aged 84 and...

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