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Greensky brings eclectic bluegrass sound to Lincoln - Daily Nebraskan

Greensky brings eclectic bluegrass sound to Lincoln - Daily Nebraskan | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Returning to Lincoln on the Oct. 23, the Greensky band is expected to bring its high-energy, non-traditional Americana bluegrass sound to the Bourbon Theatre.

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10 Fascinating Biographies Every Country Fan Should Read

10 Fascinating Biographies Every Country Fan Should Read | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The lives of our favorite country artists weren't always easy, but their tales continue to intrigue us. These 10 country music biographies are must-reads.
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Sounds awesome-Dolly is something else!

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About … The Barefoot Movement - Bluegrass Today

20 Things You Didn’t Know About … The Barefoot Movement - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Nashville-based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay awhile
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Enjoy The Barefoot Movement - must see!

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Top 10 Patsy Cline Songs

Top 10 Patsy Cline Songs | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
A list of the Top 10 songs by country legend Patsy Cline.
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The Best! Patsy Cline

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2017 Hall of Fame inductions at the American Banjo Museum - Bluegrass Today

2017 Hall of Fame inductions at the American Banjo Museum - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Devon Tower in Oklahoma City was the setting for an induction ceremony honoring 5 categories of banjo enthusiasts and instrumentalists on September 8.
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Check out the best!

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Watch Live: The 2017 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony

Watch Live: The 2017 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe present an exclusive webcast for Nashville's big night, with performances by Margo Price, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Outlaw, Rhiannon Giddens, Jason Isbell and more.
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Gary Nichols Is No Longer a Member of The SteelDrivers. Adam Wakefield to Fill In

Gary Nichols Is No Longer a Member of The SteelDrivers. Adam Wakefield to Fill In | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Gary Nichols, who was the singer and guitarist for the well-renown and popular bluegrass band The SteelDrivers for the last seven years, is no longer with the
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SteelDrivers news!

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George Strait Announces 2018 Concert in Austin

George Strait Announces 2018 Concert in Austin | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The King of Country is heading back to the Lone Star State. Get all the details on George Strait's big return to Austin, Texas right here.
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For George Strait fans..

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Where to find bluegrass at World of Bluegrass - Bluegrass Today

Where to find bluegrass at World of Bluegrass - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
John Goad's suggestions for groups to check out at IBMA if your tastes run towards the old school side of bluegrass.
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Go to the free Fri/Sat Bluegrass Streetfest!

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2017 IBMA Awards Nominees Revealed

2017 IBMA Awards Nominees Revealed | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The International Bluegrass Music Association has revealed the nominees for the 2017 IBMA Awards.
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Congrads!

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Handsome Ladies welcome bluegrass pickin' gals in San Francisco 

Handsome Ladies welcome bluegrass pickin' gals in San Francisco  | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
As more and more women get bitten by the bluegrass bug, we are seeing groups pop up around the country to assist them in learning to play the music.
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Let's go ladies!

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Gillian Welch talks Bluegrass, Bootlegs

Gillian Welch talks Bluegrass, Bootlegs | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Boots is a two-disc collection of outtakes, alternate versions, and demos of songs that were on or considered for Revival.
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“The Stanley Brothers records still completely send me,” Welch told me during a meandering chat about songwriting, bluegrass and her newest recording project, Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg. More specifically, she traces her musical roots to two volumes of live recordings by Ralph and Carter Stanley. “Those recordings are now in me on a genetic level,” she said.
 
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Next-Gen Pickers: 6 Rising Stars are Carrying on the Bluegrass Tradition by Making It Their Own

Next-Gen Pickers: 6 Rising Stars are Carrying on the Bluegrass Tradition by Making It Their Own | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“From the April 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS Bluegrass is often tagged as a traditional genre, and it certainly has many fans with a specific historical idea about what …”
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Today’s rising generation of bluegrass-rooted musicians carries on the tradition of remaking the tradition in their own way, as is clear from my recent conversations with six standout guitarists. Some were born into bluegrass (Molly Tuttle, Billy Strings, Courtney Hartman of Della Mae) while others (Grant Gordy, Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass, Dave Wilson of Chatham County Line) got hooked on the high-lonesome sound after exploring other genres. AG asked these players’ about their paths into bluegrass, the flattop guitars and tools they use, and their tips for upping your bluegrass game.
 
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2017 International Folk Music Award winners

2017 International Folk Music Award winners | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Sarah Jarosz continued her sweep last night when she accepted the Album of the Year trophy at the International Folk Music Awards show in Kansas City.
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Stream 35 Hours of Classic Blues, Folk, & Bluegrass Recordings from Smithsonian Folkways: 837 Tracks Featuring Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie & More

Stream 35 Hours of Classic Blues, Folk, & Bluegrass Recordings from Smithsonian Folkways: 837 Tracks Featuring Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie & More | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Marshall McLuhan’s chestnut “the medium is the message” contains some of the most important theory about mass media to have emerged in the past century.
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Woo-hoo! Featuring Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie & More

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Top 10 Patsy Cline Songs

Top 10 Patsy Cline Songs | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
In the eight short years that Patsy Cline recorded music, she left behind a catalog of timeless classics that will always be sung, and a voice that will continue to influence artist of all genres and generations.
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My absolute fav!

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First Listen: Bluegrass Virtuoso Billy Strings' 'Dealing Despair'

First Listen: Bluegrass Virtuoso Billy Strings' 'Dealing Despair' | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Michigan native bluegrass wunderkind Billy Strings calls for unity in the face of injustice on the impactful "Dealing Despair."
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He's amazing!

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John Prine, Sturgill Simpson Triumph at 2017 Americana Honors & Awards

John Prine, Sturgill Simpson Triumph at 2017 Americana Honors & Awards | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
John Prine and Sturgill Simpson were the big winners at the 16th annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville.
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Totally awesome - love John Prine!
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Rhiannon Giddens, NC musician with ‘unlimited talent,’ makes history with Steve Martin Prize

Rhiannon Giddens, NC musician with ‘unlimited talent,’ makes history with Steve Martin Prize | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rhiannon Giddens is the latest recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass – an award good for $50,000. She’s the first woman and African-American to win it, and the second North Carolinian.
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Awesome! CONGRATS!
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2018 Rudy Fest to feature Lonesome River Band reunion - Bluegrass Today

2018 Rudy Fest to feature Lonesome River Band reunion - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rudy Fest 2018 will run from June 19-23, hosted at Poppy Mountain in Morehead, KY including a Lonesome River Band reunion on Friday night.
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Really fun!

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Hammertowne’s Homage To Hillbilly Heroes - Bluegrass Today

Hammertowne’s Homage To Hillbilly Heroes - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
If there was an IBMA award for blue-collar bluegrass band, Hammertowne would easily win my vote.
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Sounds fun!

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14 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Dies

14 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Dies | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
On Sept. 12, 2003, Johnny Cash passed away after suffering complications from diabetes.
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Amazing talent!

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Hank Smith accepts banjo position at UNC - Bluegrass Today

Hank Smith accepts banjo position at UNC - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Raleigh, NC-based banjo player Hank Smith has accepted the banjo lecturer position with the Music Department at the University of North Carolina.
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Awesome!

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10 Rising Americana Artists You Need to Know

10 Rising Americana Artists You Need to Know | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
From rousing country rock to R&B infused country-soul, here are 10 rising Americana artists you need to know.
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Dave’s Dozen: 2016 (Bluegrasss) Favorites

Dave’s Dozen: 2016 (Bluegrasss) Favorites | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
David Morris picks out a dozen of his favorite new recordings and products that crossed his desk in 2016.
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donhornsby's curator insight, April 5, 9:58 AM
This looks like a great list of discs to check out.
 
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2017 International Folk Music Award winners

2017 International Folk Music Award winners | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Sarah Jarosz continued her sweep last night when she accepted the Album of the Year trophy at the International Folk Music Awards show in Kansas City.”
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