Another one bites the dust

The European Bluegrass Blog is reporting that Dutch bluegrass magazine Strictly County will cease publication in February 2011 after 40 years in print. The magazine has been shepherded this past four decades by Rienk Janssen, who will retire after issue #240.

According to The European Bluegrass Blog, Strictly Country plans to go out with a bang.

A farewell festival, jam sessions and more is in the planning stages as SC magazine “goes out in style.” It will take place on May 6 & 7, 2011 at the Muzeval in Emmen, NL. Performers are invited to sign-up for a stage time slot in advance. The organizers are offering to pay minimal travel expenses. Vendors of music related materials are welcomed for a minimal fee.

More details will be announced as the event develops. Follow the progress at in the coming months. Mark the dates in your calendar and help the magazine retire on a happy bluegrass note!

More’s the pity. Thanks to Rienk for his dedication and service to bluegrass music.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.