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Chris Thile on Mandolin at Zankel Hall - New York Times

Chris Thile on Mandolin at Zankel Hall - New York Times | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


The most impressive musicians are often versatile, but few match the breadth of the brilliant mandolinist Chris Thile.

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Bluegrass Grammy Nominees Announced

Bluegrass Grammy Nominees Announced | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Rhonda Vincent and The Del McCoury Band top the list of bluegrass artists nominated for the music industry’s highest honor this year.
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International Bluegrass December 2014 Newsletter

TOP STORIES: TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014, CHARLES HUMPHREY III FROM SCR, DISCOVER YOUR WHY, NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING MINUTES, STATEMENT TO MEMBERS, AND MORE!
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Exclusive: Nora Jane Struthers Premieres New Song 'Let Go'

Exclusive: Nora Jane Struthers Premieres New Song 'Let Go' | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
With her new album Wake coming out on Feb.
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An Interview with IBMA Board Director Jon Weisberger

An Interview with IBMA Board Director Jon Weisberger | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

We’ve written a good bit this past few months about the International Bluegrass Music Association, it’s extremely successful 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the subsequent issues at the IBMA board. Here's an interview with the IBMA Board Director, Jon Weisberger.

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Here's another view of the controversies in the IBMA Board.

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IBMA Google group shuts down

IBMA Google group shuts down | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The International Bluegrass Music Association has operated a discussion group for many years, allowing members to converse openly about concerns and issues that are germane to the organization.
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What is going on with the IBMA? Sounds like an outside consultant is needed to referee...and get the organization functioning positively for the future good.
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30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 13-15, 2015 - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 13-15, 2015 - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Boston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – New England’s premier roots music festival, the 30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA.

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Sounds like a great time with the Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent, Seldom Scene, and more!

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Alison Krauss up for Grammy

Alison Krauss up for Grammy | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Champaign native Alison Krauss has been nominated for a Grammy. Again.
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Awesome! She's competing against excellent musicians, too.

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Nickel Creek leads San Diego Grammy nominees

Nickel Creek leads San Diego Grammy nominees | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
At least 10 present & past artists with San Diego ties earned Grammy nominations.
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Marcus Mumford and the New Basement Tapes Take 'Ellen' to 'Kansas City' - RollingStone.com

Marcus Mumford and the New Basement Tapes Take 'Ellen' to 'Kansas City' - RollingStone.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The New Basement Tapes supergroup closed the week out on Friday by taking their lost Bob Dylan songs project to 'Ellen'
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Group includes Marcus Mumford (mumford and sons) and Rhiannon (of carolina chocolate drops)...

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The Darkest Hour & The Dawn: The Future of IBMA (Op-ed)

The Darkest Hour & The Dawn: The Future of IBMA (Op-ed) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Henri Deschamps is a former member of the Internation Bluegrass Music Association's board of directors. Recently, the board has been embroiled in several high profile resignations. 

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Find out the scoop from one of the board members who just resigned...growing pains!

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Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Play 'And Am I Born to Die' on Rocky Outcrop - Wall Street Journal

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Play 'And Am I Born to Die' on Rocky Outcrop - Wall Street Journal | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn premiere a video for their version of "And Am I Born to Die" on Speakeasy.
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Future scientists create the perfect bluegrass band in new Whiskey Shivers video - Entertainment Weekly

Future scientists create the perfect bluegrass band in new Whiskey Shivers video - Entertainment Weekly | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Whiskey Shivers, the Austin bluegrass quintet who brought us this twisted Human Centipede-inspired video, have returned.

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What a video!

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Kasey Rausch returns with Guitar in Hand

Kasey Rausch returns with Guitar in Hand | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Coda Bar & Grill is empty, give or take the bartender. It's a frigid Tuesday afternoon, and Kasey Rausch and I have just sat down...
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Sounds like a great new release from an artist who couldn't stay away from her calling..
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Folk Alley's Top 10 Folk And Americana (Bluegrass) Albums Of 2014 - NPR

Folk Alley's Top 10 Folk And Americana (Bluegrass) Albums Of 2014 - NPR | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
From solo acoustic sketches to orchestral arrangements, the year had great roots music for everyone.
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Roseanne Cash, Nickel Creek,The Duhks, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Don Clemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops), and more, are all featured with their videos.

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Rhonda Vincent And Willie Nelson Top The Charts

Rhonda Vincent And Willie Nelson Top The Charts | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rhonda Vincent's duet with Willie Nelson hits No. 1.
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Rhonda's been tops all of December...

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Gift Guide: Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, and Celtic Music - Metroland

Gift Guide: Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, and Celtic Music - Metroland | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
  If you’re scouting around for gift CDs in the folk, blues, bluegrass or Celtic music genres, look no further—I’ve scoped out the roots music landscape for you, and 2014 has given us a wealth of releases in these categories...
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Lots of bluegrass goodies to choose...

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Let's Envision the IBMA We Want

Let's Envision the IBMA We Want | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rather than focusing on all that has or may have gone wrong in recent months, I propose putting our energy into describing what we might want IBMA to be.
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Can it be a trade organization and support a huge Bluegrass festival?

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Eric Church leads the field of North Carolina's Grammy nominees | On the Beat Blog

Eric Church leads the field of North Carolina's Grammy nominees | On the Beat Blog | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Eric Church, Ryan Adams, Alice Gerrard, Steep Canyon Rangers and Anthony Hamilton are among the North Carolina-tied acts scoring Grammy nominations. Church alone had nominations in four categories.
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Go North Carolina!

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Nonesuch Artists Earn 11 Grammy Nominations - Nonesuch Records

Nonesuch Artists Earn 11 Grammy Nominations - Nonesuch Records | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Nonesuch Records Nonesuch Artists Earn 11 Grammy Nominations Nonesuch Records (Congratulations as well to Thile's Punch Brothers band mate Noam Pikelny, who has been nominated for Best Bluegrass Album).

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Punch Brothers Announce New Album, Tour - The Boot

Punch Brothers Announce New Album, Tour - The Boot | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Punch Brothers have announced the release of their fourth studio album.
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Hope to see them on tour, starting in February...

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57th Annual Grammy (Bluegrass) nominations announced

57th Annual Grammy (Bluegrass) nominations announced | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The nominee for the 2015 Grammy awards have been announced today, and we see a lot of familiar bluegrass names in the list. First let’s look at the nominees for the Bluegrass Grammy, technically, Best Bluegrass Album.
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Christmas 2014: Picks for 10 holiday releases, from Jamey Johnson to Claire Lynch Band

Christmas 2014: Picks for 10 holiday releases, from Jamey Johnson to Claire Lynch Band | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Christmas records abound in 2014, but the usual avalanche of releases seems a bit lighter this year -- more a hefty drift than an overwhelming snowbank.
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Listen to a wide variety of new Christmas music releases, with plenty of country, folk and even bluegrass to choose from.

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Alison Krauss to perform at Emmylou Harris tribute

Alison Krauss to perform at Emmylou Harris tribute | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Krauss is set to pay tribute to Emmylou Harris at a concert in January.
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Thank goodness she's getting better and can join the talented folks Honoring Emmylou Harris

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First Listen: Robert Earl Keen’s Bluegrass Debut

First Listen: Robert Earl Keen’s Bluegrass Debut | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
.@RobertEarlKeen1 is releasing an album of bluegrass songs next February, but you can have a first listen here: http://t.co/c2nV2nmRDx
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An early xmas treat

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Blake Johnson of IIIrd Tyme Out, back at home

Blake Johnson of IIIrd Tyme Out, back at home | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
IIIrd Tyme Out bass man Blake Johnson has finally been released from the hospital, and is at home regaining his strength after being ill since the end of September.
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Good news!

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