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On This Day #18 – Jeannette Williams

On This Day #18 – Jeannette Williams | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
On This Day …………… On August 28, 1965, Jeannette Williams, nee Finney, was born in Eden, North Carolina.
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Traditional Duets - Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins Interview

Traditional Duets - Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins Interview | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 “As a songwriter I find Bill Monroe to be one of the most inspiring people for me because his songs that he created, not only did he create them for himself and his band but...they started a whole new genre of music, so I love listening to old Bill Monroe recordings and the energy he puts into those songs.

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Nu-Blu talks George Jones tribute single, banjo and future plans

Nu-Blu talks George Jones tribute single, banjo and future plans | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Levi Austin, the banjo player from the bluegrass band Nu-Blu, chatted about their single "Jesus & Jones," which pays homage to the late George Jones.  

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/music/nu-blu-talks-george-jones-tribute-single-banjo-and-future-plans/article/391086#ixzz380sfGyPV
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Chatham County Line plays Downtown After 5

Chatham County Line plays Downtown After 5 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

At the show, Chatham County Line will be pushing songs from the new record, “Tightrope,” which came out back in May on the venerable independent Yeproc Records.
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Bluegrass and other amazing colors

Bluegrass and other amazing colors | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Nickel Creek performs at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill. Nickel Creek last played Grey Fox in 2007 before taking a sabbatical.

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Aug. 2nd Song of the Mountains Hosts Crowe Brothers, Cody Schuler

Aug. 2nd Song of the Mountains Hosts Crowe Brothers, Cody Schuler | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

The August 2nd concert taping will feature several bands including the Crowe Brothers, Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad, a Deeper Shade of Blue, Annabelle’s Curse and the music of Mipso.

 

- See more at: http://www.cybergrass.com/node/3851#sthash.dHeT3hMm.dpuf
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Giddyup Cowgirl: All-female band hits stage at bluegrass festival in Westcliffe

Giddyup Cowgirl: All-female band hits stage at bluegrass festival in Westcliffe | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Four women from northern Colorado hit Westcliffe on Friday, and they Kittied it all up.

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The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-11-14 (photos, review)

The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-11-14 (photos, review) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
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There they were, the world-famous Avett Brothers, lined up alongside one another in a chorus line of stringed instruments on Friday night at Red Rocks.
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IBMA's "Bluegrass Ramble" Showcase Artists Selected

IBMA's "Bluegrass Ramble" Showcase Artists Selected | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

We are so excited to have recently connected with PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music here in the heart of North Carolina! 

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Get your tix early-it sold out last year.

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Lee Ann Womack, Jerry Douglas to Host 25th Bluegrass (IBMA) Awards

Lee Ann Womack, Jerry Douglas to Host 25th Bluegrass (IBMA) Awards | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will host IBMA’s 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for October 2 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. - See more at: http://www.cybergrass.com/node/3826#sthash.bSlEKYWz.dpuf
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Yonder Mountain String Band to play Casino Ballroom

Yonder Mountain String Band to play Casino Ballroom | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Yonder Mountain String Band will play the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach on Saturday, July 12, with special guests Jake Jolliff on mandolin and Allie Kral on fiddle.
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The Punch Brothers ready to hit the Snow Park stage - Park Record

The Punch Brothers ready to hit the Snow Park stage - Park Record | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Park City Institute will present the Punch Brothers as part of the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater on Monday, July 6. The music will begin with folk singer Willie Watson at 7 p.m.
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Two stellar Americana string bands: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers

Two stellar Americana string bands: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Another embarrassment of riches for valley music lovers, we get two of the country’s most talented and charismatic acoustic roots bands for the holiday weekend—the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers.
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Rhonda Vincent: Expect fine picking at Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival

Rhonda Vincent: Expect fine picking at Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

“They’ll be pickin’ under the shade tree and in the parking lot,” Vincent said. “Sometimes that’s the best pickin’ you’ll hear.”


Coming from Vincent, one of the most decorated bluegrass musicians in history (including seven International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year wins), that’s pretty impressive.


But that’s what makes bluegrass what it is...

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Musical diversity on tap at FloydFest 13 - Roanoke Times

Musical diversity on tap at FloydFest 13 - Roanoke Times | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Watch for: Two sacred steel guitar acts, Robert Randolph and The Campbell Brothers, play the main stage, as will Carolina Chocolate Drops.
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Bela Fleck

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Does anyone not recognize the name Bela Fleck? A show of hands? No one? OK good. Bela Fleck has touched so many types of music and musicians in his 55 years of life that he is probably known throughout them all.
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Flatt Lonesome, Too

Flatt Lonesome, Too | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The bluegrass world was turned on its ears last January following the debut album of a bunch of young people from Florida.
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Daayaam!  These guys (and gals) are GOOOOD!

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Old Crow Medicine Show throws a barn-burning hoedown

For two solid hours, the Nashville-based string band/jug band threw an uproarious party, keeping a crowd of more than 1,500 under its spell and on its feet, dancing and singing along for nearly the entire show.


Carolina Chocolate Drops: The room was packed for their 45-minute set, and the crowd gave them a reception worthy of a headliner.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article758559.html#storylink=cpy



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Lynda & Pattie's 'Duets' Brings a Female Perspective to Traditional Bluegrass

Lynda & Pattie's 'Duets' Brings a Female Perspective to Traditional Bluegrass | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins's Traditional Duets is a collection of bluegrass ballads, retooled to show a female perspective.
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Shannon Whitworth & Chatham County Line Announce Music Hall Show

Shannon Whitworth & Chatham County Line Announce Music Hall Show | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Shannon Whitworth will co-headline a performance at the Charleston Music Hall with bluegrass vets Chatham County Line on Saturday, September 27th. The show starts at 8 pm.
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Mirissa Neff PBS reporter interviews the Carolina Chocolate Drops

Mirissa Neff PBS reporter interviews the Carolina Chocolate Drops | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 Sound Tracks, Music Without Borders is a PBS TV Show produced with KQED in San Francisco. Footage includes the Mystic theater and portions of their performance.

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops at Bonnaroo: Melt in your ears not in your mouth

The Carolina Chocolate Drops at Bonnaroo: Melt in your ears not in your mouth | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Only one thing could get me to Centeroo that early on Sunday and boy am I glad they did: The Carolina Chocolate Drops. This folk group plays the kind of fiddle music that makes you want to link arms with someone and skip.

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announces four new inductees

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announces four new inductees | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Master songsmiths Paul Craft, Tom Douglas, Gretchen Peters and John Anderson are the latest inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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Sweet strings: Carolina Chocolate Drops drop into Top Hat

Sweet strings: Carolina Chocolate Drops drop into Top Hat | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

It’s a commonplace that African-Americans invented the language of popular music – blues, rock, jazz, it’s all black music.

Traditional string band music, however, often is left out of that history.

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Banjo Maestro Tony Trischka's Great Big World released on Rounder Records

Banjo Maestro Tony Trischka's Great Big World released on Rounder Records | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Tony Trischka 's Great Big World on Rounder Records — “There is no shortage of fresh and original music on 'Great Big World' much ..of it straight-ahead bluegrass…depending on your definition of ‘straight-ahead bluegrass.’

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Bluegrass-folk group New River Boys perform near Boone, NC

Bluegrass-folk group New River Boys perform near Boone, NC | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 Simpson said the band's performance style is a blend of bluegrass and folk music and are influenced by people in many different styles of music, including Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs and the Punch Brothers.

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