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  • John Henry video from Hogslop String Band

    hogslop_thWe all know that bluegrass people can be compulsive, but when it comes to recreating things the traditional way, nothing beats old time musicians for their enthusiastic obsessions. Witness The Hogslop String Band, who had their current promotional photos created using tintype, where the subject is exposed onto to a […]

  • Country Gentlemen Tribute Band to Graham Talent

    tribute_band_thThe Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, initially formed when longtime bassist Bill Yates was still alive, has signed with Graham Talent Group for representation. The band exists to retain the sound of the many classic Country Gentlemen songs, and offer an opportunity for today’s audiences to experience […]

  • Dave Adkins named Eastman Guitar endorser

    adkins_thBluegrass singer/songwriter Dave Adkins has been announced as the newest endorser for Eastman Guitars. Eastman is currently building one of their E20D Dreadnought guitars for Dave, which is expected to be presented to him in the next few weeks. Adkins says that he is proud to […]

  • On This Day #45 

    moore_thOn this day …. On February 5, 1959, Starday Records purchased the masters to Charlie Moore’s recordings No Grave (Is Gonna Keep This Soul); Over in Gloryland; When They Crucified My Lord and Why Is Mother Buried. The four Gospel songs were recorded the previous […]

  • Cifersky and Kozak – February Mountain Tour 2016

    cifersky_thRichard Cifersky and Ondra Kozak have shared this music video they produced to help promote their upcoming February Mountain Tour 2016 in central Europe. The two super pickers are among Europe’s best, and have performed in many of the top bluegrass bands over there. The duo (banjo/guitar) […]

  • Noam Pikelny goes solo

    noam_thBanjo wizard Noam Pikelny is taking leave of his Punch Brothers bandmates – for the next few weeks at least – to venture out on his first solo performance tour. And by solo, we mean solo; just him on stage – no band. Dates are […]

  • KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest May 28

    bbq_thIt’s time again to get those applications ready for the annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest, held each year during the Bluegrass & BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Restricted to young bluegrass groups 21 and under, this competition not only awards […]

  • A Life of Sorrow in Arizona 

    sorrow_az_th“Ask me about the Stanley Brothers.” That is the legend on the pocket of Gary Reid’s crisp, white shirt. So, did the Stanley Brothers do any shows in Arizona? Regardless of the answer, Reid, a Stanley Brothers enthusiast since his teenage years, is taking his […]

  • O’Connor Family Band to Rounder

    oconnor_family_thRounder Records has signed an agreement with The O’Connor Family Band to release their first album as a group. The band boasts the talents of bluegrass, contest, jazz, and classical fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor, his lovely and very talented wife, Maggie O’Connor, Mark’s son Forrest […]

  • Reissue track from The Boys From Indiana

    bfi_thTom Feller has released a video that demonstrates what he has been up to much of the past year or so. He’s spent a good many hours going through both audio and film files from the hey day of the legendary Boys From Indiana with an […]

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