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Yonder, Greensky, & Fruition on the Rocks - Grateful Web

Yonder, Greensky, & Fruition on the Rocks - Grateful Web | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Grateful WebYonder, Greensky, & Fruition on the RocksGrateful WebGreensky Bluegrass has been playing in Colorado a lot lately, and that is because they have built a huge fan base in the state.”
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IBMA Noms Fall Short for Worthy Talent | No Depression

IBMA Noms Fall Short for Worthy Talent | No Depression | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Article - , , , , , - Some people are vehemently opposed to awards show and argue that they should be avoided at all cost.”
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Carolina Music Festivals - September

Carolina Music Festivals - September | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“September music festivals in North Carolina, including Hopscotch, Wide Open Bluegrass, Mountain Song, Bull Durham Blues.”
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Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell look back at Chautauqua Auditorium (photos, review)

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell look back at Chautauqua Auditorium (photos, review) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Timelessness was a major theme of the evening, both in the music and the execution. It didn't hurt that they were playing in Chautauqua Auditorium, which added to the old-time feel of the show.”
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Bluegrass Ramble Returns to Raleigh, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 | Visit Raleigh, N.C. | Raleigh Hotels, Attractions, Things to Do & Events

Bluegrass Ramble Returns to Raleigh, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 | Visit Raleigh, N.C. | Raleigh Hotels, Attractions, Things to Do & Events | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Plan your Raleigh, N.C. vacation. Find hotels, events, restaurants, things to do, and order a visitors guide!”
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ArtsBeat | Banjo Innovator Wins Steve Martin Bluegrass Award - New York Times (blog)

ArtsBeat | Banjo Innovator Wins Steve Martin Bluegrass Award - New York Times (blog) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Danny Barnes, a banjo player who pioneered an aesthetic he calls “Barnyard Electronics,” is the 2015 winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.”
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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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Best of Bluegrass – Steve Ivey

Best of Bluegrass – Steve Ivey | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Steve Ivey is a man of many talents. He has worked with the biggest names in the music business and has amassed a huge following of fans and devotees of gospel and bluegrass music.”
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PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass: A To-Do List | Visit Raleigh, N.C. | Raleigh Hotels, Attractions, Things to Do & Events

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass: A To-Do List | Visit Raleigh, N.C. | Raleigh Hotels, Attractions, Things to Do & Events | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
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Bluegrass Sibling Trio The Carmonas Headed for Raleigh - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

Bluegrass Sibling Trio The Carmonas Headed for Raleigh - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News Bluegrass Sibling Trio The Carmonas Headed for Raleigh Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News The Carmonas Nashville's Bluegrass Sibling Trio The Carmonas brought their energetic and uplifting performance to the 16th annual...”
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Steve Martin to Receive Prestigious Bluegrass Award

Steve Martin to Receive Prestigious Bluegrass Award | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Actor-musician is one of five IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award winners, while Bill Keith and Larry Sparks will be inducted into the Hall of Fame”
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Americana Music Fest 2015: 27 Must-See Acts - RollingStone.com

Americana Music Fest 2015: 27 Must-See Acts - RollingStone.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Previewing the 2015 Americana Music Fest and the 27 acts, from J.D. Souther to Lee Ann Womack, that are required listening”
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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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