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The Gibson Brothers – Bye Bye Love

The Gibson Brothers perform The Everly Brothers‘ “Bye Bye Love” live on the Lee Michael Demsey Show.

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5/29, 1:00 PM: Alan Jabbour performs live on the Old Time Jam.

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Bluegrass Country Celebrates 40 years of Stained Glass Bluegrass

Larry Stephenson

You are invited to attend an intimate concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Stained Glass Bluegrass, featuring the show’s host, Gary Henderson, and The Larry Stephenson Band.

To purchase tickets, visit: https://bgcstainglass40th.eventbrite.com

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  • Ash Breeze wins 2015 KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest

    ashbreeze_thCongratulations to Ash Breeze, formerly known as The Smith Family Band, who were awarded first prize in the KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest, held May 23 during the Bluegrass & BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. 19 bands were invited to compete, from […]

  • KCTM bluegrass band bound for China

    kctm_china_thOn Friday, a bluegrass band from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University will depart for a tour of the People’s Republic of China. This is the third time that students from the program have been invited to share American folk arts […]

  • Rodgers Remembrance XV: California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4)

    jimmieYesterday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The Father of Country Music” […]

  • Yet more photos from Gettysburg, May 2015

    gettysburg3_thHere’s another gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the May 2015 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

  • Least-heard Phrases and Sayings in Bluegrass Music

    jones_thNo one likes negativity except those who dish it out, and even those people only like their own negativity. I also hate to be negative on the last Wednesday of May, because you know the old saying, “He who is negative on the last Wednesday […]

  • Canaan’s Crossing 15th Anniversary reunion

    canaan_thAlabama’s Canaan’s Crossing marked a significant milestone recently when they celebrated their 15th anniversary with a celebration at their home church, Hopewell Missionary Baptist in Arab, AL. Current and former members got together to pick and sing together, and Tim Maze shared this photo of the whole […]

  • Buy a song for Nepal from The Mountain Music Project

    tara_thTara Linhardt has teamed up with Tim O’Brien, Abigail Washburn, and the Mountain Music Project in an effort to raise badly needed funds for the people in the mountains of Nepal who have been devastated by recent earthquakes in the Himalayan communities just north of India. […]

  • Doyle & Quicksilver survive Europe

    doyle_thWe heard this morning from Rainer Zellner, the German bluegrass promoter who had Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in for a central European tour this month. He reports that the tour went well, and that he successfully deposited the band on a train to the airport, and […]

  • Chantilly Farm 2015

    junior_thMost bluegrass fans know Floyd, Virginia for its prominence on the Crooked Road music trail, the weekly music shows held at the Floyd Country Store, and for one of the greatest places on earth to buy music, County Sales. However, I predict that very soon […]

  • More photos from Gettysburg – May 2015

    gettysburg_thHere’s another gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival earlier this month.

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