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Rough Cut puts its own spin on bluegrass music - Burlington Times News

Rough Cut puts its own spin on bluegrass music - Burlington Times News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Rough Cut is an eclectic bluegrass band that bends the rules of classic bluegrass music.

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Punch Brothers May Look Like A Bluegrass Band But Their Sound Is Unique

Punch Brothers May Look Like A Bluegrass Band But Their Sound Is Unique | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Punch Brothers sing of distraction and isolation in the digital age on their new album The Phosphorescent Blues. While the group may look like a typical bluegrass band, the sound is all their own.
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Rosanne Cash, Pops celebrate Americana music - Cincinnati.com

Rosanne Cash, Pops celebrate Americana music - Cincinnati.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rosanne Cash, Pops celebrate Americana music
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Great interview with Rosanne Cash

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INTERVIEW: Rhonda Vincent, 'bluegrass queen' | Vicki Dean | Ticket Sarasota

INTERVIEW: Rhonda Vincent, 'bluegrass queen' | Vicki Dean | Ticket Sarasota | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Featured, Home, Music, Nightlife | She talks about Willie Nelson singing and playing on her Grammy-nominated album, "Only Me."
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A Solo Spotlight for a Powerful Voice - New York Times

A Solo Spotlight for a Powerful Voice - New York Times | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rhiannon Giddens, celebrated on the folk circuit as the leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, releases a solo album that steps beyond the tradition of African-American string bands.
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I like how she gives new life to songs over a hundred years old..
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Emmylou Harris Receives All-Star Musical Tribute in Washington - RollingStone.com

Emmylou Harris Receives All-Star Musical Tribute in Washington - RollingStone.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Alison Krauss and Rodney Crowell were just a few on the long list of famous friends who honored the iconic singer
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First Blue Ox festival launches in Wisconsin

First Blue Ox festival launches in Wisconsin | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Here’s a great story about the power of bluegrass music.
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Would love to go to this fest-they've got great bands booked in a beautiful spot. Went to my first bluegrass fest in Wisconsin in 1979..

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Greensky Bluegrass straddles the line between tradition and innovation

Greensky Bluegrass straddles the line between tradition and innovation | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
They hail from Michigan, but the guys in Greensky Bluegrass play the genre of their moniker with all the aplomb of Southern boys. They’re performing next week in Knoxville.
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Interview with the band about "their"type of Bluegrass
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Five Rising Roots Acts to Watch in 2015

Five Rising Roots Acts to Watch in 2015 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Even as the Americana scene has grown to encompass acts whose audiences and record sales are approaching those of mainstream pop performers, it’s continued to matter to roots fans that their artists stake claims to authenticity.
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Flatt Lonesome is one of the 5 to watch...
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2014’s Bluegrass Best: Daniel Mullins vs. Billboard

2014’s Bluegrass Best: Daniel Mullins vs. Billboard | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Billboard, who publishes the (supposedly) quintessential music charts, have released their year-end chart of the Top 25 Bluegrass Albums of 2014.
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Both Billboard and Daniel Mullins are excellent lists of bluegrass bands, albums, and songs.

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20 Ways To Play Guitar Better

20 Ways To Play Guitar Better | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Is Yngwie Malmsteen a “better” player than Neil Young? It depends on your taste. But rest assured that both Malmsteen and Young themselves have followed some of these tips….
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Make sure you get your instrument tuned up, replace the strings, play with others, and have fun!

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iPad Creative - Friday Fun: Audience Surprise at iPad Guitar Amp

iPad Creative - Friday Fun: Audience Surprise at iPad Guitar Amp | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

"Positive Grid sent us this video of guitarist Vali Caceres surprising his audience by turning up to a gig with just his guitar, his iPad and the JamUp app.  We think it sounds pretty great, so do his audience by their reactions. What do you think?"


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Sounds fun!

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The Best Americana of 2014

The Best Americana of 2014 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
If forced to define Americana, it's the one genre where honest craftsmanship is required, respected, and rewarded, something the best of 2014 lived up to.
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Includes Old Crow Medicine Show, Roseanne Cash, and Lucinda Williams..

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2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival lineup

2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival lineup | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Preliminary main stage lineup for the 42nd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 18-21, 2015) including Cooder-White-Skaggs, John Butler Trio, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Bush Band, & many more.
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There's still tickets available for Thursday and Sunday..sure wish I could go...
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Op-Ed: 5 best female voices in bluegrass music

Op-Ed: 5 best female voices in bluegrass music | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Bluegrass music is home to many talented female singer-songwriters, but the following five ladies standing out as the genre's best.
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Who's your favorite? 

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Guitarist Norman Blake Unifies Wood, Wire and Words

Guitarist Norman Blake Unifies Wood, Wire and Words | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Norman Blake‘s Wood, Wire & Words backs sharp narratives (“The Incident at Condra’s Switch”) with deft instrumentals (“Blake’s Rag”). Seamless guitar work guides the entire journey.
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Interview with one of the best..

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Three to see: Donna the Buffalo, Holt & Lightning Bolts - Asheville Citizen-Times

Three to see: Donna the Buffalo, Holt & Lightning Bolts - Asheville Citizen-Times | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Three to see: Donna the Buffalo, Holt & Lightning Bolts, Duo Guggino
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Nice reviews of all three bands..

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The 5 Best Bluegrass Festivals in the Country : Great American Country

The 5 Best Bluegrass Festivals in the Country : Great American Country | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Check out Great American Country's list of the best bluegrass festivals in the country, from Telluride in Colorado to MerleFest in North Carolina.
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Merlefest in NC is one of them..

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Banjo Player Ellen Petersen on ‘American Idol’

Banjo Player Ellen Petersen on ‘American Idol’ | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Is the 22-year-old Ellen Petersen ready to make the transition from bluegrass festivals and churches to the audition room of 'American Idol'? We’ll see.
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American Idol? Never watched it ... Maybe now I will...

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Best folk music albums of 2015

Best folk music albums of 2015 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Martin Chilton picks the best folk music albums of 2015. Updated weekly
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Awesome Bluegrassers on their first pick...

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IBMA Google Group back, but not really.

IBMA Google Group back, but not really. | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
After being shut down for 13 days while a committee was formed and a Code of Conduct created for the IBMA google group, it reopened on December 23rd and posted the new guidelines which, in part, simply say, please play nicely with others
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You can discuss now, but not topics the moderator doesn't like?
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Bluegrass Makes Good Showing On SING OUT "Best List"

Bluegrass Makes Good Showing On SING OUT  "Best List" | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Sing Out Magazine's 2nd Annual GREAT ALBUMS OF THE YEAR for 2014 includes a total of 21 different projects.


Out of the 21, Bluegrass scored 3 mentions.  The list is not a ranking.

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I heard Red June at the World of Bluegrass and they were good, it was hard to see them leave the stage.

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Listen Up! My Favorite Americana Discoveries of 2014 - Huffington Post

Listen Up! My Favorite Americana Discoveries of 2014 - Huffington Post | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
One of the reasons I attend Americana music festivals is for the opportunity to be exposed to new music and musicians I might never have sampled on my own....
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I like Balsam Range and The Deadly Gentlemen too...

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Music That Makes Me Happy for 2014

Music That Makes Me Happy for 2014 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
As a Bluegrass Today reviewer – not to mention as a bluegrass fan in general – I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Most of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, but a few albums have been great.
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Great listof bluegrass hits...

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One Critic’s Picks: The Best of 2014

One Critic’s Picks: The Best of 2014 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
One of the best parts of this job is finding new music in my mailbox on a regular basis.
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I really enjoyed Becky Buller at the World of Bluegrass....

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The Best Bluegrass of 2014

The Best Bluegrass of 2014 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
This year's rich pickin's of traditional bluegrass, jamgrass, and newgrass make it the best year for recorded bluegrass music in quite some time.
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This is so good..if you missed all the reviews and videos..here it is again

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