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Interview: Alice Gerrard, bluegrass pioneer | Street Roots

Interview: Alice Gerrard, bluegrass pioneer | Street Roots | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Interview: Alice Gerrard, bluegrass pioneer | Street Roots
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Together, the duo later became known as “pioneering women” in bluegrass when the Smithsonian Folkways released a compilation album in 1996.
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Festival Report: MerleFest 2015

Festival Report: MerleFest 2015 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Acoustic Guitar Senior Editor Marc Greilsamer shares his highlights from this year's MerleFest; Bryan Sutton, the Kruger Brothers, Peter Rowan, the Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, and Dwight Yoakam are just some of the fantastic acts t - See more at: http://www.acousticguitar.com/News-Features/Festival-Report-MerleFest-2015#sthash.gKCzOXDR.dpuf

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20 Insanely Great Dolly Parton Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know | Rolling Stone - RollingStone.com

20 Insanely Great Dolly Parton Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know | Rolling Stone - RollingStone.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
From one about gold digging to another about PMS, these little-known tunes show the master songwriter's wit, wisdom and heart
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ARA Artists Receive 35 Second Round IBMA Nominations!

ARA Artists Receive 35 Second Round IBMA Nominations! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Just a friendly little reminder to all of my IBMA friends that may not have voted yet to please consider voting... http://t.co/hlfsZxzfpW
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Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival marks three decades of music, community - Albany Times Union

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival marks three decades of music, community - Albany Times Union | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Turning 30 and in great health, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival will bring together families, banjos and nonperishable food items on a Catskill farm.
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Grammy-winning band's album released after 17 years - Shreveport Times - Shreveport Times

Grammy-winning band's album released after 17 years - Shreveport Times - Shreveport Times | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Cox Family to release album locked in vault for 17 years.
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5 Best Film Soundtracks - Crave Online

5 Best Film Soundtracks - Crave Online | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The power of music in film is undeniable. That perfect song set to that perfect scene brings moments of entertainment magic we all know well, as they have hit us powerfully, cementing a place in our emotional memories.
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?'s soundtrack is listed as one of the top 5..

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Where Are the Women in Country Music? Watching, Waiting and Ready

Where Are the Women in Country Music? Watching, Waiting and Ready | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
It’s 85 degrees out as dusk lowers itself onto downtown Nashville.
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Five reasons you don't want to miss FloydFest - Huffington Post (blog)

Five reasons you don't want to miss FloydFest - Huffington Post (blog) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The 14th annual FloydFest promises to bring some musical flares (and flair) to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in a few short weeks.
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If you haven't been to a bluegrass fest-this is the one to go to...just don't expect to get much sleep...

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When I’m Free – Hot Rize

When I’m Free – Hot Rize | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
One of – if not the – most anticipated albums of the past year was the return of Hot Rize after twenty-odd years with When I’m Free.
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Stories Behind The Songs: Chatham County Line

Stories Behind The Songs: Chatham County Line | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Chatham County Line got their start in the late '90s when guitarist Dave Wilson and bassist Greg Readling began playing under the name Stillhouse.”
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Great interview and sample songs you can check out..
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Greensky Bluegrass flips the genre on its head - The Daily Planet

Greensky Bluegrass flips the genre on its head - The Daily Planet | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Greensky Bluegrass has launched on a meteoric career ever since winning the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition in 2006 validated that their progressive, rock-inspired sound was onto something.”
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They rock!
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IBMA Announces 2015 Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Bands

IBMA Announces 2015 Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Bands | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Seven of the 30 bands selected for this year's Ramble Showcase series are from North Carolina: Ash Breeze Band (Fayetteville, NC); Donna Hughes (Trinity, NC); Hank Smith & Lindsey Tims (Raleigh, NC); Mipso (Chapel Hill, NC); Rex McGee (Winston...
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Commentary: Why IBMA Matters

Commentary: Why IBMA Matters | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
As regular readers of Bluegrass Today may remember, I am not always full of praise when I write about IBMA, some of its actions and some of its leaders.
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Roll Me, Tumble Me – The Deadly Gentlemen

Roll Me, Tumble Me – The Deadly Gentlemen | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
What’s the difference between a Gentle boy and a Gentle man? In just a few years time this exciting quintet of gentle young men have become full-fledged bluegrass gentlemen.
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Tony Rice Honored with Charlie Poole Lifetime Achievement Award

Tony Rice Honored with Charlie Poole Lifetime Achievement Award | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Tony Rice Receives Charlie Poole Music Festival Lifetime Achievement Award Sunday, June 12th. 

No guitarist in at least four decades has left such an indelible mark on bluegrass music and hard-driving guitar performances than Tony Rice - See more at: http://www.cybergrass.com/node/4715?__scoop_post=489873c0-2a02-11e5-b299-00221934899c&__scoop_topic=1912603#__scoop_post=489873c0-2a02-11e5-b299-00221934899c&__scoop_topic=1912603
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Sam Bush to Receive Kentucky Governor's National Award

Sam Bush to Receive Kentucky Governor's National Award | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Bush's musicianship at what has since been called "Newgrass" has led to collaborations with other big name artists like Leon Russell, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, Dolly Parton and Doc Watson.Russell, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, Dolly Parton and Doc Watson.

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The Gibson Brothers - Your 2015 IBMA Hosts!

The Gibson Brothers - Your 2015 IBMA Hosts! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
We're proud to say that our own Gibson Brothers will be hosting the IBMA World of Bluegrass Awards this year in Raleigh, NC! For more info on the IBMA Awards:
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Earls of Leicester have a name for bluegrass fun

Earls of Leicester have a name for bluegrass fun | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
When Jerry Douglas was assembling a topnotch bluegrass band to record an album dedicated to the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, his heroes, he needed to come up with a name.
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Rice's urge to perform remains strong, despite voice struggles - Greensboro News & Record

Rice's urge to perform remains strong, despite voice struggles - Greensboro News & Record | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Tony Rice is considered one of the most influential acoustic guitarists in bluegrass, progressive bluegrass — or “newgrass” — and acoustic jazz.
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The Kruger Brothers Play San Diego in Three Weeks! Do you have Tickets?

The Kruger Brothers Play San Diego in Three Weeks! Do you have Tickets? | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert aboard the Star of India Ship is right around the corner.
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Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs - NPR

Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs - NPR | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Jerry Douglas, considered by many to be the best dobro player in the world, brings his instrument to the studio and talks about his new album, The Earls of Leceister, a tribute to Flatt and Scruggs.
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If you haven't heard this music- you need to!

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Kids on Bluegrass headed for France

Kids on Bluegrass headed for France | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Kids On Bluegrass is a program where talented teens and youngsters are highlighted during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass each year.
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Alison Krauss gets an IBMA do-over at Raleigh World of Bluegrass festival

Alison Krauss gets an IBMA do-over at Raleigh World of Bluegrass festival | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“IBMA announces further details for this fall’s third “World of Bluegrass” festival in Raleigh, including Alison Krauss as main-stage headliner.”
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Old Crow Medicine Show Announce Summer Tour, EP Release Date - American Songwriter

Old Crow Medicine Show Announce Summer Tour, EP Release Date - American Songwriter | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Old Crow Medicine Show has just announced a summer tour, including shows with The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlisle, Willie Nelson & Friends, and more

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