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  • Alan Perdue remembered, Bobby Franklin honored

    This report is a contribution from Sandy Hartley. "Bluegrass enthusiasts form a closeknit family of brothers and sisters, brought together by our love of bluegrass music. Last month, we lost a brother, Alan Perdue, when he succumbed to a long battle with cirrhosis of the liver," shared friend and fellow musician,

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  • Happy 80th to Canadian promoter Tony Deboer

    Tony Deboer with his daughter, Cindy, and cruising the festival in his golf cart Special thanks to Ryan Frankhouser and Remington Ryde, who are finishing up a tour in Canada this week, for making us aware of a very special milestone in Canadian bluegrass in March. Tony Deboer, widely described as the

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  • Man From Galilee from Randy Murphy & Clay Hess

    Most bluegrass fans are well familiar with Clay Hess. He's been a part of our world most of his adult life, joining up with Ricky Skaggs when Bryan Sutton left Kentucky Thunder in 1999, and then working with Mountain Heart and Sierra Hull & Highway 111 before launching his own

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  • Chris Jones plots his course from roots to relevance 

    Credit Chris Jones and the Night Drivers for doing their part to expand the traditional tableau of bluegrass. While Jones has always offered his reverence for the roots, on his own, with his earlier outfits Special Consensus, Whetstone Run, the Lynn Morris Band, the Weary Hearts and with his own

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  • Pert Near Sandstone launches Road to Blue Ox podcast

    Pert Near Sandstone has launched a new podcast, Road To Blue Ox, to help promote and prepare people for their annual festival in their native Wisconsin. The alt-grass quintet hosts the Blue Ox Music Festival each June, inviting many of the top acts in progressive and contemporary bluegrass to appear with

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