Bluegrass Weather Report – 5/17/13

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with information about the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival this weekend, and a quick guitar lesson.


And don’t forget our Ugly Mandolin contest…

Ugly Mandolin May will continue until the end of the month. We’re not mocking anyone or anything; we just want to see your ugly mandolin. Make sure you get your submissions in by May 31 at midnight!

Remember, you can send up to three photographs of the mandolin, but at least one must include both the owner and the instrument. Submissions should be sent to

Please include your name and full mailing address. Bluegrass Today will hold an open popular vote during the week of June 3-7.

The winner of the contest will receive a full box of D’Addario J74 mandolin strings, which will be mailed to the address provided in your entry.

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About the Author

John Curtis Goad

John Goad is a graduate of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program, with a Masters degree in both History and Appalachian Studies from ETSU.