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Alan Jackson does The Station Inn

Alan Jackson does The Station Inn | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Last night, I had one of Nashville’s hottest passes in hand – a ticket to see country superstar Alan Jackson make his debut bluegrass music performance at the Station Inn.
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'80s bluegrass wunderkind Hot Rize rises again

'80s bluegrass wunderkind Hot Rize rises again | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Hot Rize is now a full-time gig, and its current tour brings the group to Wingate’s Austin Auditorium Saturday with the Del McCoury Band.
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Bluegrass bands delight downtown festival crowd

Bluegrass bands delight downtown festival crowd | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Local musicians Sidle, Pierce, Carlson, Cook show off talents at downtown festival
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Barefoot Movement

Barefoot Movement | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Wide Open Bluegrass may be over for another year, but bluegrass continues to thrive in Raleigh!
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Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Nancy Cardwell, who oversaw the move of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference and festival from Nashville to Raleigh and was executive director as the organization returned to solid financial footing after multiple years of red ink, is being replaced.
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Sights and Sounds of the 2014 IBMA World of Bluegrass Week Raleigh - YouTube

The sights and sounds of the annual International Bluegrass Music Association - IBMA - World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass street festival
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A video with a nice variety of the ibma venues
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IBMA World of Bluegrass/Wide Open

IBMA World of Bluegrass/Wide Open | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Raleigh has fully embraced the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) World of Bluegrass festival, award show, and industry gathering.
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Six Degrees of Roots Music at the 2014 LA Bluegrass Situation

Six Degrees of Roots Music at the 2014 LA Bluegrass Situation | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The word is out: we're so excited to announce our fourth annual LA Bluegrass Situation! The fourth-ever iteration of our festival lands in Los Angeles
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IBMA, Day Four: The crazy comes out

IBMA, Day Four: The crazy comes out | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The first full day of performances at IBMA brought out some of the genre's best at Red Hat Amphitheater—and a few bonus weirdos.
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Wide Open Bluegrass: The Moore Brothers

Wide Open Bluegrass: The Moore Brothers | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Moore Brothers are among the many bands performing during Wide Open Bluegrass.
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Hot acts to check out during World of Bluegrass week

Hot acts to check out during World of Bluegrass week | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Find a band with just the right sound at the festival whether it’s energetic alt-country, ‘reclaiming country’ or a little experimental.
Read more here: http://bluegrass.nandoweb.net/hot-acts-to-check-out-during-world-of-bluegrass-week/#storylink=cpy
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FREE Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival - Wide Open Bluegrass

FREE Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival - Wide Open Bluegrass | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The free Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival has added an extra stage this year, so you can enjoy even MORE local, national, and international musicians this year! There will be 50+ bands, a dance tent, vendors, concessions, youth performances and activities coordinated by the IBMA Youth Council, an Exhibit Hall, a Masters Workshop Stage in the Raleigh Convention Center, and more!
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Bluegrass Raleigh — A guide to bluegrass in Raleigh

Bluegrass Raleigh — A guide to bluegrass in Raleigh | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Find a band with just the right sound at the festival whether it’s energetic alt-country, ‘reclaiming country’ or a little experimental.
Read more here: http://bluegrass.nandoweb.net/#storylink=cpy
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Full Performance Schedule Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest

Full Performance Schedule Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

September 3, 2014
Nashville, TN — The full schedule of artists and performances for Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, the free street festival portion of Wide Open Bluegrass, has just been announced..

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Second Year of Wide Open Bluegrass a Hit - Raleigh Public Record

Second Year of Wide Open Bluegrass a Hit - Raleigh Public Record | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Bluegrass fan Zack Vile shares his memories of Raleigh's second annual Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.
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It was awesome-went to wed night bluegrass ramble and saw Steep Canyon Rangers, went to the friday wide open bluegrass until 12am and sat went to the Raleigh Amphitheater.

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Country Times: Modern bluegrass gets a warm welcome from legends of old

Country Times: Modern bluegrass gets a warm welcome from legends of old | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
It’s difficult not to compare the growing pains of country music as it shifts from traditional into a form of country rock with the ongoing transformation of bluegrass.
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Bryan Sutton Band

Bryan Sutton Band | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
In 2014, Grammy winning North Carolina guitarist Bryan Sutton released his fourth solo album, Into My Own, which showcases his incredible guitar talent and his singing and songwriting.
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Bluegrass awards to WNC musicians Sutton, Balsam Range

Bluegrass awards to WNC musicians Sutton, Balsam Range | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Balsam Range won both entertainer and vocal group of the year.
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Congrads!
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The Devil Makes Three – A Show Review

The Devil Makes Three – A Show Review | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Do you enjoy banjo picking, guitar strumming, kicking and stomping, and the Music Farm? Well this was the show for you.
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Bluegrass survivors Blue Highway love the road to the Museum of Appalachia

Bluegrass survivors Blue Highway love the road to the Museum of Appalachia | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Blue Highway, one of the headliners at the Museum of Appalachia Homecoming, has far outlasted the traditional shelf life of most bluegrass acts.
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Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn On Teaming Up, Finally - NPR

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn On Teaming Up, Finally - NPR | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, banjo superstars and a couple of 10 years, speak with NPR's Arun Rath about why they waited so long to make their first album together.
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In just its second year in Raleigh, World of Bluegrass now seems like a city tradition

In just its second year in Raleigh, World of Bluegrass now seems like a city tradition | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
There are other very fine music festivals in Raleigh, but they just don’t have the same level of public participation as World of Bluegrass.
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North Carolina's Balsam Range Named Entertainer of the Year at 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards

North Carolina's Balsam Range Named Entertainer of the Year at 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
October 2, 2014
RALEIGH, NC  – North Carolina’s own Balsam Range took home the Entertainer of the Year award at the 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night
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Ticketed Events Schedule 2014 - Wide Open Bluegrass

Ticketed Events Schedule 2014 - Wide Open Bluegrass | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The main stages in the Raleigh Convention Center and Red Hat Amphitheater will host some of the best bluegrass lineups of the fall anywhere in the nation, with a Wide Open Jam featuring Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton, & Stuart Duncan; Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby; a world premiere of a new concerto by The Kruger Brothers and the Kontras Quartet, and much more!  
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Oct. 1: Chatham County Line And More, Live From World Of Bluegrass

Oct. 1: Chatham County Line And More, Live From World Of Bluegrass | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) is coming back to Raleigh and WUNC will be there to bring some of it home to you.

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Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) mines annals of American song

Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) mines annals of American song | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


He founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson. The Drops are an African-American string band, and a popular one.

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