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Bluegrass concert set at Marydel Firehouse
MARYDEL, Del. — The Eastern Shore Bluegrass Association will host a concert by the Timmons Family at the Marydel Firehouse on Firehouse Lane in Marydel, Del., on Sunday, Jan. 14. Admission is $ 15 for non-members, $ 10 for members. Doors open at noon with …
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The Person Here: Guest Writer Joe Jacobi Remembers Bluegrass Booster Fletcher Bright
Editor’s Note: Chattanooga businessman, fiddler and music philanthropist Fletcher Bright died on Christmas day at the age of 86. (Full obituary here) He was a founder and funder of the free 3 Sisters Bluegrass Music Festival, which held its 11th edition …
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Greensky Bluegrass / Elizabeth Cook – 10pm Tonight on eTown
In this week’s back-by-popular-demand airing, eTown welcomes the young (and already widely popular) Greensky Bluegrass to eTown’s solar-powered stage. Since winning the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band in 2006, the band’s career has been on an …


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7 Easy Bluegrass Songs on Guitar
Even beginners can start playing a little bluegrass guitar. Music teacher Matthew K. shares a selection of his favorite easy bluegrass guitar songs… When I first listened to bluegrass music, I knew I had to learn the guitar parts. They are very …

Bluegrass stars shine
A country music legend will headline the 20th anniversary of the Milan Bluegrass Festival. Gene Watson will play Saturday. “When we began thinking about the longevity and history of our festival, it made perfect sense to bring Gene Watson in as our …
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This Bluegrass ‘Rocketman’ Cover by Iron Horse Is Awesome (Video)
There are some space songs that we never outgrow. And yes Elton John’s “Rocketman” is one of them. Now you can hear (and see) a spectacular bluegrass take on the classic by Iron Horse, a bluegrass band based in Killen, Alabama. The band posted its version …
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Temecula Bluegrass Festival to bring top bluegrass musicians

Temecula Bluegrass Festival to bring top bluegrass musicians
It will soon be time to tap your toes and clap your hands to the strumming and fiddling of some of the best bluegrass bands in the nation coming to Tucalota Springs RV Park in Sage April 28, 29 and 30. The 3-day Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival is …
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MoonPies and Bluegrass
What do the South’s beloved marshmallow sandwich and a form of Americana roots music have in common? While both are tied to the South, MoonPies and bluegrass don’t necessarily go together like kudzu and country roads. But the coal miner and nostalgia …

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: A FREE gathering in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 100 musical artists on 7 stages. Days after a grand, emotional goodbye with his sold-out Songwriter Rendezvous at the Paramount Theatre last Thursday, Austin …


How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County

How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County
Bean Blossom in northern Brown County is home to one of the most important institutions in bluegrass music — the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. Every June, about 20,000 fans of the oldest continuously operating bluegrass festival in the …
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Bluegrass returns to Old Mobeetie
The annual Old Mobeetie Music Festival kicks off Friday with a lineup of seven featured bands. Festivities open at 6 p.m. Friday at the courthouse square in Old Mobeetie, located about 33 miles east of Pampa off of Texas Highway 152. The lineup includes …
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Kids on Bluegrass
Guestblogger Marina Gorbis is executive director at Institute for the Future. The title of this post is actually the name of the program started by the California Bluegrass Association, an organization that brings together young pickers, ages 3 to 18, to …
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Bluegrass Festival

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Bluegrass Festival String instrumentalists play during The Fiddlers Roll Call at the Savannah Bluegrass Festival, Saturday, July 5. Check out this story on …
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Waste Services of the Bluegrass, LLC – Lexington
Waste Services of the Bluegrass (WSB), a family of seven companies that is locally owned and operated. We are an environmental company based in the heart of the Bluegrass region, in Lexington, Kentucky. Since our founding in 1997, our mission has remained …

Bonnaroo: Bad Bluegrass Jokes
Two more stray thoughts from Friday: Someone explain to me the deep and abiding connection between bluegrass virtuosity and jokes that make you groan. Does staring at a fretboard cause hypertrophy of the bad-pun sector of the brain? I dropped by the …
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The Wimberley Bluegrass Band

The Wimberley Bluegrass Band
Ever wonder what it would be like to be in a band with your siblings? Perhaps you dreamt about it long ago. These four siblings realized that dream. The Wimberley Bluegrass Band is comprised of four juniors, all siblings, at Chapman University. Danielle …

Bluegrass Pipeline Announces Open Season
TULSA, Okla. & HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bluegrass Pipeline LLC, a joint venture between Williams (NYSE:WMB) and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) (Boardwalk), today announced that it will be commencing a binding Open Season to determine industry …
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Bluegrass Patriots release gospel CD
This year marks two events for the Bluegrass Patriots–the release of a long-awaited all-gospel CD and the group’s 25th birthday. The CD, remastered from earlier recordings, finally delivers what bluegrass lovers have requested for years–favorite gospel …


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For singer Alison Krauss, bluegrass is a lifestyle
Alison Krauss has won 27 Grammys over the course of her 30-year recording career — the most ever for a woman and second most of all time. Her 2007 collaboration with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant earned five of those awards, including Album of the Year.
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10 Essential Bluegrass Artists You Need to Know
If the recent passing of music legend Earl Scruggs left you wanting to know more about bluegrass, then you’re in for a treat. Anna Schwaber and Chris Cloyd, the filmmakers behind The Porchlight Sessions, an exciting new documentary that traces the …
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Local chefs, live music liven up Wausau this weekend
WAUSAU – Whether you’re looking to catch some live music with friends or have a low-key night playing board games with community members, there’s something for everyone to do this weekend in Wausau. Here’s our weekly round-up of weekend events: 1.
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2015 Semifinalists of “America’s Got Talent” to Headline Bluegrass for Hospice

music2015 Semifinalists of “America’s Got Talent” to Headline Bluegrass for Hospice
Larry Stephenson is a “Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer” and 5-Time SPBGMA “Male Vocalist of the Year”. The band has received critical acclaim for their numerous bluegrass albums over the years and continues that success with their latest album …
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Family band Flatt Lonesome wins 3 at Bluegrass Awards
Becky Buller took home female vocalist and fiddle player of the year and Danny Paisley was awarded male vocalist. Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named instrumental group of the year. New inductees to the Bluegrass Hall of Fame include Clarence White …
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Top 10 male vocalists
Singers throughout time have managed to sing to our souls with rich harmonies and lyrics that let us express ourselves in ways spoken text can’t comprehend. From the Elvis craze, to Beatlemania, to the godfather of a capella, male vocalists have had such …
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Sound Check: Bluegrass is a broad world for Infamous Stringdusters

musicSound Check: Bluegrass is a broad world for Infamous Stringdusters
“Most of us didn’t grow up playing bluegrass,” says dobro player Andy Hall, who met banjo player Chris Pandoifi at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. “We grew up listening to and playing rock in different forms, Grateful Dead stuff or blues. So …
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First ever Evergreen Bluegrass Fest is a legacy of community volunteer
The Evergreen community will get a new bluegrass festival this August that organizers hope will become an annual draw, similar to other bluegrass festivals in the area. But unlike the others, this one is closely tied to a late member of the Evergreen …
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Man About a Horse – Bluegrass EP – Breathing new life into a classic art form
There are all sorts of technical terms for good bluegrass music that I can’t really describe. But what I am certain about is that it’s not all good, so when I find bluegrass that gets to that “next level,” it’s really great. Man About a Horse is one of …
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Ricky Flake: Bluegrass, Americana and more singer/songwriter stuff

musicRicky Flake: Bluegrass, Americana and more singer/songwriter stuff
This week, we’re kicking off with reviews of a new release from local favorites Delta Reign, followed by another Alabama-based bunch, Sugarcane Jane and Hannah Miller’s self-released collection. I hope readers find something to enjoy in this varied crop.

Gardenia fest brings bluegrass to Royal Oak
They’ll be pickin’ and grinnin’ Friday, April 10, when the third annual Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Festival takes over the Royal Oak Farmers Market. This year’s lineup features Michigan favorites Frontier Ruckus, Lac La Belle and Fauxgrass alongside …
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Boxcars bring Bluegrass to Ogle Center
The electrifying sounds of banjos, Cellos, violins, and acoustic guitars filled the Ogle Center. Where the Bluegrass Band the Boxcars performed country music from various songs featured on their albums The Boxcars, All in, and It’s Just a Road. Their …
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