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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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World of Bluegrass 2014 notes

World of Bluegrass 2014 notes | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
For those of you planning to attend this year’s World of Bluegrass convention later this month, here are a couple of unrelated items of note we wanted to bring to your attention.
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Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps

Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Eddie Collins has taken advantage of all the multimedia options offered by the iBook format in his latest instructional offering, Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps.
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The Business Of Jamgrass Touring - American Songwriter

The Business Of Jamgrass Touring - American Songwriter | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

In early 2013, the Kalamazoo, Michigan-based band Greensky Bluegrass took over the tiny, 100-capacity venue Tonic Room in Chicago’s Lincoln Park for a secret, one-night-only concert celebrating the venue’s 10th anniversary.

 
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Win a Trip to Chatham County Line's Hometown for World of Bluegrass Fest

Win a Trip to Chatham County Line's Hometown for World of Bluegrass Fest | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Last year Raleigh, N.C.welcomed the International Bluegrass Music Association to its downtown area, drawing bluegrass artists and fans to North Carolina’s capital city -- including locals Chatham County Line, who were inspired by the festival to dedicate...a new song called “Living in Raleigh Now.”
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New Collection "Cold Spell" from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

New Collection "Cold Spell" from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Fans of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen’s live show will certainly enjoy the band’s latest effort, Cold Spell, a ten-track collection out now from Compass Records.
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Americana awards reveal 2014 lifetime award winners, performers, presenters

Americana awards reveal 2014 lifetime award winners, performers, presenters | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

First off, previously announced lifetime achievement award recipients Loretta Lynn, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal and Flaco Jimenez will all perform at the September 17 awards show.

 
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Enjoy World of Bluegrass All Expenses Played! Enter by Aug. 29

Enjoy World of Bluegrass All Expenses Played! Enter by Aug. 29 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

The prize package includes hotel and more. Must enter before August 29. Enter the contest now.

 

- See more at: http://www.cybergrass.com/node/3970#sthash.IwzlVeaA.dpuf
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The Lonely Heartstring Band bring bluegrass to Route 27 Arts

The Lonely Heartstring Band bring bluegrass to Route 27 Arts | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

The Lonely Heartstring Band was born as a wedding band, hired for one wedding to play only Beatles repertoire on traditional bluegrass instruments.
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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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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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Trampled by Turtles get wild – July 2014

Trampled by Turtles get wild – July 2014 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Trampled By Turtles is an indie folk group, an alt.-country band or a bluegrass act - depending on how you choose to look at them.
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The roots of American music

The roots of American music | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Officials at the Blue Ridge Music Center, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Galax, Virginia, say the mission of the center is to preserve and share the region's musical heritage.

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International Bluegrass Music Awards Performers, Presenters Announced

International Bluegrass Music Awards Performers, Presenters Announced | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

The performers and presenters for the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s 25th International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced, and the evening promises to be one of the most star-studded events of the year.

 

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Larryfest celebrates 17th year with Boxcars

Larryfest celebrates 17th year with Boxcars | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


This year, the Saturday night program included performances by two of the top bluegrass groups in the world — IIIrd Tyme Out and Boxcars, both from Tennessee.

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Last chance to win Wide Open Bluegrass getaway

Last chance to win Wide Open Bluegrass getaway | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Today, August 28, is the last day to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC, along with hotel accommodations and $500 in travel expenses.
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Interview with Greensky Bluegrass

Interview with Greensky Bluegrass | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Greensky Bluegrass will be back at Town Ballroom on Wednesday September 10th. They are kicking off their tour in Buffalo and they have a new album, If Sorrow Swims, coming out the day prior.
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The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos

The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has published a comprehensive manual on developing solos for acoustic guitar.
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Gittyup Kitty is a Bluegrass Band With Punk and Pop Pedigree

Gittyup Kitty is a Bluegrass Band With Punk and Pop Pedigree | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

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Marni Pickens wasn't always the easy-going bluegrass picker she is today. "I'm a rocker chick," she says.

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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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