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Ramble in Raleigh: the IBMA's World of Bluegrass arrives

Ramble in Raleigh: the IBMA's World of Bluegrass arrives | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Sixteen months ago, Doc Watson's death offered a reminder that North Carolina has perpetually served as a musical incubator. This week, that spotlight returns with the IBMA's World of Bluegrass, in Raleigh for the first time.
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How North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers have become one of bluegrass' great emissaries

How North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers have become one of bluegrass' great emissaries | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

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Steve Martin is a comedian. Woody Platt is a guitarist and singer in the North Carolina bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. A decade ago, if you told Platt that he'd one day play the White House and some of the biggest music festivals in the world with Martin, he likely would have laughed. The Rangers, after all, never intended to play music full-time, much less big-time.

 
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Richard Cifersky at IBMA

Richard Cifersky at IBMA | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Shortly after arriving at IBMA in Raleigh, we had a chance to chat with Slovak banjo picker Richard Cifersky, who shared news about his new solo album, his new band (Bill Faster), and his ongoing efforts to promote bluegrass music in Eastern Europe.
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World of Bluegrass Official Visitors App

Get World of Bluegrass Official Visitors App on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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September 2013 Article – The Lab & the Factory

September 2013 Article – The Lab & the Factory | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Practicing guitar has two sides – the lab and the factory. Both are equally important and needed for effective learning.
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Bluegrass, Alan Jackson Style

Bluegrass, Alan Jackson Style | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Alan Jackson isn’t the first country artist to give bluegrass a try now that country music is morphing into pop, and he most certainly won’t be the last. But by giving it a shot, he’s giving bluegrass a shot in the arm.
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2013 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase: What You Need to Know - Acoustic Guitar

2013 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase: What You Need to Know - Acoustic Guitar | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase is an alternative guitar show featuring contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars exhibited by their makers.

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Mid-Atlantic Fiddle, Banjo & Mando Championships Coming Up!

Mid-Atlantic Fiddle, Banjo & Mando Championships Coming Up! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Del's Army, WFWM, and the Cumberland Lions Club announce the 20th Anniversary Mid-Atlantic Grand Fiddle, Banjo and Mandolin Championship.
Some of the finest contestants in the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to compete.
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IBMA is about much more than 'World of Bluegrass' week - News & Observer

IBMA is about much more than 'World of Bluegrass' week - News & Observer | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


IBMA's triumphs include promoting artists, such as Alison Krauss and North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers, in their campaigns for Grammy awards.

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Women's growing place in bluegrass means not hearing 'pretty good for a girl ... - News & Observer

Women's growing place in bluegrass means not hearing 'pretty good for a girl ... - News & Observer | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
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Bluegrass awards, performances come to Raleigh - WNCN

Bluegrass awards, performances come to Raleigh - WNCN | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
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Bluegrass awards, performances come to Raleigh
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The celebration begins Tuesday, when the International Bluegrass Music Association's three-day business conference begins at Raleigh's convention center.
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Peter Cooper On Music: Steep Canyon Rangers expand bluegrass ...

Peter Cooper On Music: Steep Canyon Rangers expand bluegrass ... | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

This week, the bluegrass community will convene in Raleigh, N.C., for a big convention, highlighted by the International Bluegrass Music Association's 24th annual awards show...

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Jam session lets bluegrass musicians jump in and play - WRAL.com

Jam session lets bluegrass musicians jump in and play - WRAL.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 A bluegrass jam session at Raleigh's Busy Bee Cafe Monday night gave the crowd a little taste of the banjo-picking, fiddle-strumming and accordion-pumping to come.

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How to Ramble: a guide to World of Bluegrass - The Independent Weekly

How to Ramble: a guide to World of Bluegrass - The Independent Weekly | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
How to Ramble: a guide to World of Bluegrass
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King brings his band from Virginia to showcase his new record, Three Chords and the Truth, due next week on Rounder Records.
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California Bluegrass Association hosts Sideline

California Bluegrass Association hosts Sideline | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Away from the advertised barrooms and dives of the Official Bluegrass Ramble, a small hotel suite at Raleigh’s City Center Marriott was packed to the brim.
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2013 IBMA Momentum Award winners

2013 IBMA Momentum Award winners | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Earlier this afternoon here in Raleigh, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the winners of their 2013 Momentum Award.
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Wednesday's festival schedule of bluegrass activities - News & Observer

Wednesday's festival schedule of bluegrass activities - News & Observer | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Lincoln Theatre – Bradford Lee Folk and The Bluegrass Playboys, The Birdhive Boys, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Vickie Vaughn Band, Peter Rowan, Rob Ickes & Jim Hurst,...

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Your bluegrass schedule for Tuesday - News & Observer

Your bluegrass schedule for Tuesday - News & Observer | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 The Gravy Boys, who hail from right here in the Triangle, say they make acoustic American music by “adding a cup of country, a pinch of roots rock, a handful of honky-tonk, a splash of bluegrass,...

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For IBMA, New Venue, New Leadership

For IBMA, New Venue, New Leadership | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
IBMA will kick off its first World of Bluegrass conference in Raleigh with new leadership. A new chairman will be elected by the board of directors Tuesday morning, the first full day of conference activities.
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Here's what to see, where to go at Bluegrass Festival - WNCN

Here's what to see, where to go at Bluegrass Festival - WNCN | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


The highlight Saturday is a performance by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell.

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Here's what to see, where to go at Bluegrass Festival - WNCN

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IBMA Keynote Speaker Noam Pikelny Kicks off International Bluegrass Week!

IBMA Keynote Speaker Noam Pikelny Kicks off International Bluegrass Week! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Banjo virtuoso Noam Pilkelny gave a bit of his personal history today in front of the assembled IBMA convention, saying  Bela Fleck was his first influence.
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Opening day of 'World of Bluegrass' asks: What is bluegrass? - News & Observer

Opening day of 'World of Bluegrass' asks: What is bluegrass? - News & Observer | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
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Palatka Bluegrass Festival set for Oct. 10-12

The 6th Annual Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch in Palatka. The three-day event begins at noon Oct. 10, and continues daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 11-12.
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Palatka Bluegrass Festival set for Oct. 10-12

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2013 – Saturday Update

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2013 – Saturday Update | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The 2013 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion continued today, and not even the rain that soaked the festival for a few hours could dampen the enthusiasm.
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Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass

Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
It’s bluegrass time in Raleigh, NC! People are starting to arrive for the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, even though nothing starts officially until Tuesday morning.
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