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Jim Shumate – Bluegrass Fiddler Supreme

Jim Shumate – Bluegrass Fiddler Supreme | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
James Fred ‘Jim’ Shumate grew up hearing the sounds of his uncle playing fiddle at a neighboring farm and as his wife Naomi said, “He picked up the fiddle when he was a boy and hasn’t put it down”.
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IBMA to Open Registration for WOB 2015 - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

IBMA to Open Registration for WOB 2015 - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Tickets available March 31 for IBMA members. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)'s World of Bluegrass 2015 event, will be held September 29 – October 3.
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Members can buy their tix soon, general public is later...
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New Leadership At IBMA Expected Soon!

New Leadership At IBMA Expected Soon! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
In their message to members, the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) says they expect to have a new Executive Director possibly as soon as mid-April.
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It will be interesting to see who is chosen and what happens this year in Raleigh...
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Punch Brothers Find Rock 'N' Roll Release In Intricate Avant-Bluegrass - WBUR

Punch Brothers Find Rock 'N' Roll Release In Intricate Avant-Bluegrass - WBUR | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The band, which performs at the House of Blues on March 6, arrives with a newfound sense of abandon.
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The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Chris Thile: Classically Blue(grass)

The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Chris Thile: Classically Blue(grass) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The progressive acoustic outfit teams up with a legendary producer to create the band’s most wildly interesting album yet, The Phosphorescent Blues.
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Interview with the Punch Brothers about their latest release

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Old Crow Medicine Show Reflect on Grammy Win, Nashville Isolation - RollingStone.com

Old Crow Medicine Show Reflect on Grammy Win, Nashville Isolation - RollingStone.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
"We didn't feel a strong kinship with the Nashville offering," says Old Crow's Ketch Secor
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A Grammy for Folk, not Bluegrass..interesting..

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4 Great Ways To Learn To Play the Banjo

4 Great Ways To Learn To Play the Banjo | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Learning to play the banjo these days is easier than ever.  With the popularity of the banjo and acoustic music growing at a record pace, there are more tools to learn with as well as other musicians to play with.
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Old Crow Medicine Show Win Best Folk Album at 2015 Grammys

Old Crow Medicine Show Win Best Folk Album at 2015 Grammys | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Old Crow Medicine Show took home a Grammy Award, for Best Folk Album, for 'Remedy,' at the 2015 ceremony.
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Congrads!

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Rosanne Cash Awarded Best Americana Album at 2015 Grammys

Rosanne Cash Awarded Best Americana Album at 2015 Grammys | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rosanne Cash made it three for three at the 2015 Grammy Awards when she won Best Americana Album, for 'The River & the Thread.'
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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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5 Most Frequently Asked Deering Banjo Questions

5 Most Frequently Asked Deering Banjo Questions | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The most favorite part of my job is talking to customers! I love hearing their enthusiasm for and love of the banjo! There are some common questions, however, that are shared by folks who have or are searching for banjos.
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Find out advice on how to find the serial number, what strings you should buy for your banjo, plus a few other Q&A's..
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Marcus Mumford details new Mumford & Sons album, Colorado ties, Salida music festival

Marcus Mumford details new Mumford & Sons album, Colorado ties, Salida music festival | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
We caught up with Marcus Mumford to talk about the new Mumford & Sons album, the frontman's time living in Denver and the upcoming Salida music festival.
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A Revolt of the Everyday: Bluegrass and Music's Accessible Fringe

A Revolt of the Everyday: Bluegrass and Music's Accessible Fringe | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rob Rubsam comes to the defense of the overlooked qualities of bluegrass, a genre seemingly lost to the numbing of rock radio and novelty.
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Rob tries to explain why bluegrass is so addicting...
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Grammys Salute Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show

Grammys Salute Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
After nearly three decades since her first statuette, an overwhelmed Rosanne Cash picked up three Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. She tearfully accepted them in person, overwhelmed by the recognition of her peers.
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Earls of Leicester Win Best Bluegrass Album at 57th Annual Grammys!

Earls of Leicester Win Best Bluegrass Album at 57th Annual Grammys! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

The Earls of Leicester took home the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
The band’s self-titled release serves as their tribute to bluegrass artists Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs...

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Love their music!

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Earls of Leicester Receive 2015 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album

Earls of Leicester Receive 2015 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Earls of Leicester took home the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
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Glen Campbell, Carrie Underwood Are 2015 Country Grammy Awards Winners

Glen Campbell, Carrie Underwood Are 2015 Country Grammy Awards Winners | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rosanne Cash sweeps Americana categories, and the Band Perry have gramophones for their cover of a Campbell song
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Glen, Carrie and Roseanne are the winners for 2015

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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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