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 …
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HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS 16
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 …
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How many keyboardists has Black Sabbath had? Who were just session musicians and who went on tour?

musicHow many keyboardists has Black Sabbath had? Who were just session musicians and who went on tour?
Black Sabbath had one keyboardist Adam Wakeman, he was also a back up guitarist. He was just a session musician in black Sabbath, as you can imagine they didn’t really use much keyboards in their music. He was more of Ozzy’s guy when it came to guitar and …
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5 Tips for Worship Keyboardists
I get asked a lot about keyboards in modern worship, as I have played in worship teams as well as been a worship leader for many years. So, I thought I’d give away some practices that have allowed me to succeed in that role. Whether you use a traditional …
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Not A Good Day For Metal Keyboardists
Today, Opeth and Chimiara are both without keyboardists. Opeth fired relieved Per Wilberg of his keying duties, while Chimaria keyman Chris Spicuzza left to pursue other interests. Full details on both after the jump: First up, Opeth issued a statement …
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Musicians tune up for ‘Olympics’ festival of fingerstyle guitarists

Lance Allen competes in the 2015 Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition in Nashville. The annual event brings together some of the best fingestyle guitar players in the world to compete in Brown County. SubmittedMusicians tune up for ‘Olympics’ festival of fingerstyle guitarists
The lilting notes went up and down with dizzying tempo, music flowing in waves from the expertly tuned acoustic guitar. At the same time, players tapped a beat out with their thumbs, or added bass to the depth of their playing by simultaneously plucking …
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60 minutes of Dinosaur Jr.’s stormy guitar epics
For such a guitar-driven art form, rock ’n’ roll is surprisingly low on guitarists with distinctive sounds. Many of the best players tailor their riffs and solos to the song—which is a perfectly reasonable approach, but can make it hard to recognize …
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Undead: Bob Weir announces first album of all-original material in 30 years
Among the best-known rhythm guitarists of all time, Weir is acclaimed for his intricate and innovative voice on his six-stringed instrument, as well as the strong musical depth he brought to the Grateful Dead’s famed jam-band aesthetic. Weir will embark …
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Musicians, tune your keyboards: playing in a laptop orchestra

musicMusicians, tune your keyboards: playing in a laptop orchestra
The reality is much more exciting, according to composer, performer, and professor Dan Trueman, who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (also known as PLOrk) in 2005 and has since led the proliferation of laptop orchestras around the globe.
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Berlin, Budapest orchestras to highlight Celebrity Series season
Two major European orchestras — one a perennial favorite, the other making its Boston debut — lead the offerings in Celebrity Series of Boston’s 2016-17 season. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, on its final American tour with chief conductor Sir …
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Syrian orchestras revive concerts at Palmyra Amphitheatre
Syria’s historic Palmyra site emerges back to life with a second day of concerts at the iconic amphitheatre weeks after Islamic State was driven out of the town. Rough Cut – Subtitled (no reporter narration). ROUGH CUT – SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION …
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10 Musicians With Face and Head Tattoos

music10 Musicians With Face and Head Tattoos
Fortunately for some of our finer tattoo artists, rock stars don’t have to worry about what the boss might think, and quite a few of them have ended up taking the plunge. Our sister site Loudwire has paid tribute to a handful of these brave ink-lovin …
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White Lion’s Mike Tramp Outraged Over German Plane Crash
White Lion frontman Mike Tramp is wondering aloud why things like last week’s German airline tragedy keep happening. “When will this s– stop?” he angrily asks. “My heart is full with pain for the ones who never made it home,” Tramp adds via Facebook, …
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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 28 in Classic Rock History
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for March 28, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX! 1964: The Beatles became the first rock group to be immortalized at Madame Tussaud’s famous …
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Venerable musicians to play out the old

musicVenerable musicians to play out the old
Trombonist Steve Johnson leads his Jazz Legacy band at Jax in Glendale, and blues harmonica ace Rod Piazza convenes his Mighty Flyers at the Arcadia Blues Club. For the past couple of years, Johnson’s quintet is one of the pillars of the monthly music …
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SliderAsia Invites Largest International Trombone Delegation
Co-presenting with The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as as established partner, SliderAsia will utilize the Wanchai campus as its home again to gather and feed an anticipated ~200 international trombonists of all ages and levels in addition to …
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Alpine schools place 21 in All Region Bands
And seventh-grade trombonists Dariel Solis and Mary-Anna Roberts, seventh-grade euphonium player Bailey Larremore and eighth-grade tuba player Jorge Valenzuela. Students who advanced to the Area contest compete on Jan. 10. In other band news, …
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