Pickin & Grinnin video site launches

A new bluegrass video web site, Pickin’ & Grinnin,’ is officially launched today (10/17), offering members the opportunity to upload and share videos with other bluegrass and old time music lovers.

The site is operated by Robert Croft a retired firefighter from north central Georgia. We spoke briefly with Robert at IBMA, and he said that while the site is live now, he expects to be making refinements in the interface through the rest of this year.

He said that he welcomes any user-submitted videos of bluegrass or old time music – as long as they are family friendly – as well as bluegrass gospel and traditional folk music. This can include performance videos, music videos, instructional or interview video, and even bluegrass comedy.

Videos stored at Pickin’ & Grinnin’ can also be shared more widely by embedding them into your personal blog or MySpace page.

There is no fee to register, but you must register to upload videos for display on the site. No registration is required to view the videos, and a great many are already available at pickin-n-grinnin.com.

Here’s one we found this morning, featuring a number of now-prominent bluegrass artists when they were kids. Recognize anyone?

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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.