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Grand Masters this weekend in Nashville

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This weekend the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will host the 2013 Grand Master Fiddler Championship in Nashville.
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Deadly Gentlemen on The Gondola Sessions

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When you hear of a web music series called The Gondola Sessions, does your mind go to old Venice with a striped shirted gondolier serenading his charges through the canals? If so, you’d be dead wrong.
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IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2014 Tickets, Registration Now Available - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2014 Tickets, Registration Now Available - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2014 Tickets, Registration Now Available Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News World of Bluegrass 2014 Nashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)'s World of Bluegrass...
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Yonder Mountain String Band brings bluegrass to Breckenridge - Summit Daily News

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Yonder Mountain String Band brings bluegrass to Breckenridge
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Jay Blakesberg / Special to the Daily Colorado natives Yonder Mountain String Band will play a free show for Breckenridge Spring Fever on Friday, April 19.
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Plant City bluegrass concert features The Roys, four other bands - Tbo.com

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Plant City bluegrass concert features The Roys, four other bands
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The Central Florida Bluegrass Association holds a concert each fall in the Plant City area but this is the first time it has tried a spring show, Hornsby said.
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Dolly Parton to release new bluegrass album, Blue Smoke - WATE-TV

Dolly Parton to release new bluegrass album, Blue Smoke - WATE-TV | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Dolly Parton to release new bluegrass album, Blue Smoke
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KNOXVILLE, TN (WATE) - Local music legend Dolly Parton is set to release her 42nd studio album, a collection of bluegrass songs entitled Blue Smoke on April 24th.
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NW String Summit 2014 lineup – a refocus on strings, acoustic music - Oregon Music News

NW String Summit 2014 lineup – a refocus on strings, acoustic music - Oregon Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
NW String Summit 2014 lineup – a refocus on strings, acoustic music Oregon Music News Sam Bush Band, Railroad Earth, The Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Danny Barnes, Shook Twins, Wicked...
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The best country picks, April 11 - News & Observer

The best country picks, April 11 - News & Observer | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The best country picks, April 11
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Following the lead of the groundbreaking Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene carried the innovations of “progressive bluegrass” into the '70s and beyond.
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Rhonda does Bloomberg

Rhonda does Bloomberg | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rhonda Vincent has been in New York City this week doing promotionand publicity for her latest CD, Only Me. While in the Big Apple, she sat down for a discussion with Pimm Fox with Bloomberg TV.
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Trinity River Band Unveils New Album Artwork and Release Date!

Trinity River Band Unveils New Album Artwork and Release Date! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Trinity River Band is proud to unveil the new cover art for their highly anticipated new album titled BETTER THAN BLUE releasing April 22, 2014.
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Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
There’s a certain satisfaction in pressing play and hearing straightforward, modern traditional bluegrass music.
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John Reischman & the Jaybirds mini-doc

John Reischman & the Jaybirds mini-doc | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
John Reischman & the Jaybirds have put together a brief, 4 and a half minute documentary about the band. They talk about each other, the music they play and record, and working together as a band.
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The Infamous Stringdusters: Let it Go - American Songwriter

The Infamous Stringdusters: Let it Go - American Songwriter | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 This Nashville quintet has made it a habit of pushing outside its bluegrass roots by, among other things, hiring a hip-hop producer to work on their last album...

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Willie Watson's music is simple, illustrates brilliant imperfection - TriCities.com

Willie Watson's music is simple, illustrates brilliant imperfection - TriCities.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Fans of Old Crow Medicine Show surely recall Watson. He's a founding member.

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Dancin’ Annie – Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

Dancin’ Annie – Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
A couple of things come quickly to mind while listening to Dancin’ Annie, the new Rural Rhythm release from Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie. The first is that the passage of time hasn’t slowed one of bluegrass music’s steadiest banjo pickers.
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Captivated – Ashley Lewis

Captivated – Ashley Lewis | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Fans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss who have been waiting impatiently for new albums from their favorite ethereal-voiced songstresses may be able to find a fix in the new album from Ashley Lewis.
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Telluride Bluegrass Confirms NightGrass Series - jambands.com

Telluride Bluegrass Confirms NightGrass Series - jambands.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
jambands.com Telluride Bluegrass Confirms NightGrass Series jambands.com The lineup will include intimate performances from Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Jason Isbell and a special Del McCoury...
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Red June Releases New Album Next Week!

Red June Releases New Album Next Week! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Red June, purveyors of original music created in a traditional style, will release its third album in April.
Ancient Dreams is set for release on Organic Records April 15.
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Box Canyon Band brings bluegrass to Poway Library - Pomerado Newspaper Group

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Box Canyon Band brings bluegrass to Poway Library
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Henderson and Spiker were in bands together years ago, and decided to form Box Canyon Band after meeting up again at a bluegrass festival and jamming.
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Hoxeyville Festival Confirms Lineup - jambands.com

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Hoxeyville Festival Confirms Lineup
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Greensky Bluegrass and Dirty Dozen Brass Band will headline this year's Hoxeyville Festival. The Michigan bluegrass outfit will perform two shows during the three-day event.
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Feller & Hill’s DC adventure

Feller & Hill’s DC adventure | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
This bluegrass travelogue comes courtesy of Tom Feller, one half of Feller & Hill, whose spur-of-the-moment trip to our nation’s capitol is described below. There is much to what Tom says that could be of benefit to other bands and entertainers.
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Folk Alley Presents: The Infamous Stringdusters, 'I'll Get Away' - NPR

Folk Alley Presents: The Infamous Stringdusters, 'I'll Get Away' - NPR | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Folk Alley Presents: The Infamous Stringdusters, 'I'll Get Away'
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The Infamous Stringdusters' members have been a major part of the bluegrass world since their debut, Fork in the Road, back in 2007.
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Bluegrass guitarist George Shuffler, 1925 - 2014 - Acoustic Guitar

Bluegrass guitarist George Shuffler, 1925 - 2014 - Acoustic Guitar | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Bluegrass guitarist George Shuffler, 1925 - 2014
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George Shuffler, the pioneering bluegrass guitarist whose cross-picking style helped define the genre, died April 7. He was 88.
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World of Bluegrass | International Bluegrass Music Association

World of Bluegrass | International Bluegrass Music Association | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

World of Bluegrass is the annual bluegrass music homecoming, taking place September 30-October 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The week features four separate events and hundreds of offerings for every bluegrass professional and music fan! If bluegrass music moves you, come to the conference that moves bluegrass music.

 
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Valerie Smith on the Human Condition

Valerie Smith on the Human Condition | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Bluegrass doesn’t seem to generate as many thematic or concept albums as you find in other genres. We’ve had a few – Rural Rhythm’s God Didn’t Choose Sides comes to mind – but they are the exception rather than the rule.
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Carolina Chocolate Drops: African-American string music unearthed from history - New York Daily News

Carolina Chocolate Drops: African-American string music unearthed from history - New York Daily News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Carolina Chocolate Drops will play the Brooklyn Academy of Music this Thursday.

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