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Arts preview: An Evening of Bluegrass - Columbus Alive

Arts preview: An Evening of Bluegrass - Columbus Alive | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Bluegrass shows are not the easiest to seek out in Columbus.

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Sweet strings: Carolina Chocolate Drops drop into Top Hat

Sweet strings: Carolina Chocolate Drops drop into Top Hat | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

It’s a commonplace that African-Americans invented the language of popular music – blues, rock, jazz, it’s all black music.

Traditional string band music, however, often is left out of that history.

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Banjo Maestro Tony Trischka's Great Big World released on Rounder Records

Banjo Maestro Tony Trischka's Great Big World released on Rounder Records | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Tony Trischka 's Great Big World on Rounder Records — “There is no shortage of fresh and original music on 'Great Big World' much ..of it straight-ahead bluegrass…depending on your definition of ‘straight-ahead bluegrass.’

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Bluegrass-folk group New River Boys perform near Boone, NC

Bluegrass-folk group New River Boys perform near Boone, NC | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 Simpson said the band's performance style is a blend of bluegrass and folk music and are influenced by people in many different styles of music, including Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs and the Punch Brothers.

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Bluegrass band American Nomad finds its muse in the open road

Bluegrass band American Nomad finds its muse in the open road | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Parkerson initially asked El-Tayyab for guitar lessons, but the two soon discovered they had a mutual love for bluegrass and folk music.

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From Big Country Bluegrass to Miranda Lambert

From Big Country Bluegrass to Miranda Lambert | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
From the comments we get, it’s clear that many of our readers are fans of country music as well as bluegrass. So for those of you who follow the Nashville scene, here’s a fun story.
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Something Old New Borrowed Blue from Megan Lynch Chowning

Something Old New Borrowed Blue from Megan Lynch Chowning | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Megan Lynch Chowning calls her new project, Something Old New Borrowed Blue, a “raw fiddle album.” Whatever could that mean? Well it’s not un-or-undercooked, bloody or beaten.
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Avett Brothers hit stage with bigger sound - Rapid City Journal

Avett Brothers hit stage with bigger sound - Rapid City Journal | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
 Fans who come to see the Avett Brothers this summer expecting to see the kind of stripped down, acoustic performance that was the group's trademark for the first decade of the acclaimed ..folk-rock group's career will be in for a whole new experience..
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Bluegrass & Beer - Jackson Free Press

Bluegrass & Beer - Jackson Free Press | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Next Friday, July 11th, we present Bluegrass & Beer with the Howlin' Brothers and a house full of special guests at Duling Hall; lots of bluegrass music and beer specials!
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Get Your Groove On In Greater Raleigh - The Chattanoogan

Get Your Groove On In Greater Raleigh - The Chattanoogan | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) moved its annual conference and nationally celebrated Wide Open Bluegrass Festival (WOB) to Raleigh in 2013 and just extended its planned stay through 2018.  WOB 2014 will be held Oct. 2-4 and can be experienced through ticketed shows or on the free Street Festival stages
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Review: Dave Rawlings Machine At Nashville's Ryman Auditorium - American Songwriter

Review: Dave Rawlings Machine At Nashville's Ryman Auditorium - American Songwriter | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 It's ironic, then, that these country industry outsiders—Rawlings, Welch, John Paul Jones on mandolin (yes, that John Paul Jones), Willie Watson of Old Crow Medicine Show on guitar, and Paul Kowert of the Punch Brothers on stand-up bass—play music that’s true to the Ryman’s heritage, while contemporary “country” stars purvey formulaic stadium rock with pedal steel and a hokey accent.

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What a concert!

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RI bluegrass celebration this weekend celebrates America's birthday - The Providence Journal

RI bluegrass celebration this weekend celebrates America's birthday - The Providence Journal | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Performers will include Blue Highway, the SteelDrivers, Tony Trischka & Great Big World, the Kropp Dusters, the Carter Brothers, Pete and Joan Wernick, Suzahn Fiering, George Harper and more.

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Dobro Legends Douglas, Auldridge & Ickes Join for Historic Collaboration!

Dobro Legends Douglas, Auldridge & Ickes Join for Historic Collaboration! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

THREE BELLS, a historic collaboration between fellow Dobro masters Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, and Rob Ickes, marks a personally-charged landmark in all three gentlemen’s expansive bodies of work..

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Pickin' Sisters - cozine

Pickin' Sisters - cozine | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Early exposure to musical performance prompted two Salida teens, known on stage as The Powell Sisters, to enter the Colorado bluegrass music scene. Years later, they’re strumming their way into house parties and music festivals across the country.

 
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The Punch Brothers ready to hit the Snow Park stage - Park Record

The Punch Brothers ready to hit the Snow Park stage - Park Record | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Park City Institute will present the Punch Brothers as part of the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater on Monday, July 6. The music will begin with folk singer Willie Watson at 7 p.m.
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Two stellar Americana string bands: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers

Two stellar Americana string bands: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Another embarrassment of riches for valley music lovers, we get two of the country’s most talented and charismatic acoustic roots bands for the holiday weekend—the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers.
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Rhonda Vincent: Expect fine picking at Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival

Rhonda Vincent: Expect fine picking at Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

“They’ll be pickin’ under the shade tree and in the parking lot,” Vincent said. “Sometimes that’s the best pickin’ you’ll hear.”


Coming from Vincent, one of the most decorated bluegrass musicians in history (including seven International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year wins), that’s pretty impressive.


But that’s what makes bluegrass what it is...

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Q&A with Trampled by Turtles | Drake Magazine

Q&A with Trampled by Turtles | Drake Magazine | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Bluegrass and folk jams are making mainstream waves, and Trampled by Turtles is part of the movement. Its latest album, “Stars and Satellites,” landed on the Billboard charts and sent the band on a nationwide tour.
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Remedy – Old Crow Medicine Show

Remedy – Old Crow Medicine Show | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
No Appalachian string band has ever reached the popularity of Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS). Few artists can entertain thousands of young rockers at a Mumford & Sons concert and still preserve tradition on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
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Knockout - North Bay Bohemian

Knockout - North Bay Bohemian | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Melding traditional bluegrass, classical folk structures and progressive acoustic melodies, Brooklyn's Punch Brothers are an enticing quintet.
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Yonder Mountain blazes own trail in bluegrass - ThisWeekNews

Yonder Mountain blazes own trail in bluegrass - ThisWeekNews | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

"We discovered shortly into our path that the music we were making wasn't really sounding like very traditional bluegrass," Aijala said.
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Concerts in the Courtyard Begin July 2 - Boston.com

Concerts in the Courtyard Begin July 2 - Boston.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

This year's opening artist is Dom Flemons, singer and multi-instrumentalist with the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, who brings his string trio to town for a night of original and traditional folk and country songs.

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Kenny Chesney shares new album title, release date - The Tennessean

Kenny Chesney shares new album title, release date - The Tennessean | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Grace Potter — with whom Chesney dueted on his hit "You and Tequila" — makes a return appearance. Other special guests include Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski.

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Banjo is cool again - Washington Times

Banjo is cool again - Washington Times | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

“You listen to the banjo on music like that of The Punch Brothers, and you realize it's not all harsh and in your face.
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A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Radio Show Celebrates 40 Years This Weekend!

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Radio Show Celebrates 40 Years This Weekend! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

If you showed up on July 6, 1974 at the Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in Saint Paul to attend the very first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, you were in select company. 

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The bastion of banjo at the Zoo - Minnesota Daily

The bastion of banjo at the Zoo - Minnesota Daily | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The banjo is oft more associated with straw hats than the world of classical music. Béla Fleck’s life’s work is to change this.
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