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Kevin Pace to Poor Mountain

Kevin Pace to Poor Mountain | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Poor Mountain Records has announced the signing of Kevin Pace and The Early Edition to the label. The Spokane, Washington-based band is the first west coast act to work with Poor Mountain, run by Jonathan Buckner in West Virginia.
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The best country music albums of 2014

The best country music albums of 2014 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Clockwise: Holly Williams, Amanda Rheaume, John Fullbright and Red Molly.


The new album from Holly Williams, grandaughter of Hank Williams and daughter of Hank Jr, features classy, classic country songs that show off the singer's rich voice.





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New procedures for IBMA Gig Fair in 2014

New procedures for IBMA Gig Fair in 2014 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
We’ve written many times before about the multiple reasons someone might consider attending the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention – the expressly business portion held during the week, before the Awards Show and weekend festival.
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Interview with Sam Bush - about Newgrass bands

Interview with Sam Bush - about Newgrass bands | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

I like the Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Steep Canyon Rangers, Uncle Earl and the ones that are still young bands but you might not think of them that way, like Yonder Mountain  String Band and Leftover Salmon.

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The Boxcars Lead the Nominations for 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards

The Boxcars Lead the Nominations for 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

August 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN,  – Nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee, with The Boxcars leading the pack with ten nominations for the band and their individual members. They’re followed by Blue Highway with nine nominations, and The Del McCoury Band with six nominations. (A full list of nominations appears at the end of this press release.)


 

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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Announce Album And Tour

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Announce Album And Tour | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Ace banjo strummers Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have announced the October 7th release of their eponymous debut album on Rounder Records.
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All-female Nashville band blends their own sound of 'man-grass' - Enterprise-Record

All-female Nashville band blends their own sound of 'man-grass' - Enterprise-Record | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
They recently won the Emerging Artist of the Year Award at the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association's conference, and their latest album, This World Oft Can Be on Rounder Records, was nominated for a Grammy in the Bluegrass Category.
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Steep Canyon Rangers announce 2014 Mountain Song Festival dates

Steep Canyon Rangers announce 2014 Mountain Song Festival dates | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Western North Carolina's popular Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band has announced the dates and guests for its eighth annual Mountain Song Festival in Brevard.

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Ten Youth Bands for IBMA Street Festival in Raleigh!

Ten Youth Bands for IBMA Street Festival in Raleigh! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The International Bluegrass Music Association Youth Council has chosen the ten bands who will perform on the Youth Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 as part of the World of Bluegrass event.
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Becky Buller Breaks Out On Her Own!

Becky Buller Breaks Out On Her Own! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Award-winning bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer Becky Buller has announced she is currently booking dates for 2015 under a new four-piece band format. Buller will be fronting her own band...
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Mountain Music - Featuring the Gibson Brothers

Mountain Music - Featuring the Gibson Brothers | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
International Bluegrass Music Association’s award-winning band the Gibson Brothers will headline the 22nd annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, which runs from today through Sunday at the Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton.
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Raleigh bluegrass fans get sneak peek at honorees

Raleigh bluegrass fans get sneak peek at honorees | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Aug. 13 nomination show for this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards will mark start the countdown to the 25th annual awards ceremony in October, and Raleigh-area fans can join the celebration at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

 


Read more at http://www.wral.com/raleigh-bluegrass-fans-get-sneak-peek-at-honorees/13838058/#4IKrg7MP6IPSTbeF.99
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Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Blog With Steve Krenz | 7-habits-of-highly-unsuccessful-guitar-learners

Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Blog With Steve Krenz | 7-habits-of-highly-unsuccessful-guitar-learners | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
1) Practice Only on Days You "Feel" Like It.
Some days you’ll feel inspired to work on your learning – other days you won’t. Feelings will come and go. The best progress will come with consistent, daily, focused effort.
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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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FreshGrass Festival Kicks Off with a Great Start

FreshGrass Festival Kicks Off with a Great Start | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Kicking off the FreshGrass festivities on Friday, September 19, will be an extra-special collaboration between two all-time favorite bluegrass artists, flatpicker Michael Daves and banjoist Tony Trischka. It will be the first time at the festival for both of them, and this pairing sets the stage for the first annual FreshGrass Duo Award the following morning. - See more at: http://www.cybergrass.com/node/3955#sthash.6YIixebF.dpuf

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Wanderlust – The Davidson Brothers

Wanderlust – The Davidson Brothers | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
While they generate headlines in their native Australia, The Davidson Brothers aren’t nearly as well known in the US, something they hope to remedy with their showcase appearances at the 2014 World of Bluegrass convention coming up next month.
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Music + beer + heat = Southern Brewers

Music + beer + heat = Southern Brewers | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


—Greensky Bluegrass: With a new album due out in just a few weeks, Greensky Bluegrass is smoking-hot right now.

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Lots of videos--including Cabinet and Greensky Bluegrass

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Balsam Range leads North Carolina with four IBMA nominations

Balsam Range leads North Carolina with four IBMA nominations | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Balsam Range, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Jens Kruger, Town Mountain, Steep Canyon Rangers and Bobby Hicks are among this year's IBMA Awards nominees from North Carolina.
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Congrads NC!

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A Bluegrass Spin Shout Out to Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers

A Bluegrass Spin Shout Out to Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Cleveland may rock but Cincinnati is pickin’ and grinnin’ with Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, Cincinnati’s only all female acoustic band! These gals are playing bluegrass style music with a side of traditional and old-timey music.
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More from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

More from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
In 2008, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer released a self-titled album of mandolin and bass duets they had co-written.
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First IBMA Film Festival To Launch During World of Bluegrass 2014!

First IBMA Film Festival To Launch During World of Bluegrass 2014! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Eight film projects – including two spotlighted feature films – have been selected to kick off the inaugural IBMA Film Festival, which will take place during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, Sept. 30 – October 4, in Raleigh, NC.

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Live album coming from Chris Jones

Live album coming from Chris Jones | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Live At The Old Feed Store will be the next release from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. Recorded on two successive nights in Cobden, IL during the summer of 2013, it is due to hit October 7.
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Review: Trampled by Turtles at Pisgah Brewing Company

Review: Trampled by Turtles at Pisgah Brewing Company | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Known for firing off punk-inspired bluegrass diddies, the group’s new album, Wild Animals, feels like a sea change. It’s more controlled than the ones before it. Gone are the torrents of fiddle and mandolin, the notes now sparse and atmospheric.

 
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Three Bluegrass Hall of Fame Legends Team Up Once Again!

Three Bluegrass Hall of Fame Legends Team Up Once Again! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Banjo-Master J.D. Crowe, multi-award winning trailblazer Doyle Lawson, and Bluegrass Gospel legend Paul Williams have joined forces for a second time to produce and deliver an amazingly powerful selection of songs on their latest collaboration,Standing Tall and Tough.

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Available August 19th!

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On Down The Line – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

On Down The Line – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Few musicians garner the universal respect of Michael Cleveland. A child prodigy, Michael won the hearts of the entire bluegrass industry in 1993 as a member of the IBMA Youth All-Stars.
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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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