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Dr. Banjo Jam Classes Big In Europe

Dr. Banjo Jam Classes Big In Europe | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Pete Wernick, sometimes better known as Doctor Banjo, has announced a record-setting number of new WERNICK METHOD JAM CLASSES for the European Market.
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New directions with Greensky Bluegrass (INTERVIEW) - The Horn

New directions with Greensky Bluegrass (INTERVIEW) - The Horn | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 

Michigan band Greensky Bluegrass have been impressing audiences for years with their style of rock and Americana influenced bluegrass that manages to stay true to the form.

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Williamson Branch serenades us at WOB 2013

Williamson Branch serenades us at WOB 2013 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Williamson Branch is a young family band from the Nashville area, featuring Kevin and Debbie Williamson and their three young daughters, Melody, Kadence and Caroline.
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Lou Reid & Carolina 20th Anniversary Concert CD & DVD

Lou Reid & Carolina 20th Anniversary Concert CD & DVD | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Lou Reid & Carolina are proud to announce today’s new album release - the “20th Anniversary Concert – Live at the Down Home” on KMA Records. Music journalist, Keith Lawrence says, “It’s one of the best bluegrass albums you’ll hear this year.
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New Bluegrass Festival in Kentucky - Hosted By Jeff Clair

New Bluegrass Festival in Kentucky - Hosted By Jeff Clair | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Lonesome Day Records recording artist Jeff Clair along with his band Half Past Lonesome will be the host of the new Kentucky Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival!
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Bluegrass musician to play Ancestor Square - St. George Daily Spectrum

Bluegrass musician to play Ancestor Square - St. George Daily Spectrum | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 

Fresh off an emceeing gig at an International Bluegrass Music Association event in North Carolina, Marty Warburton is set to bring his bluegrass music to St. George.

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Alan Jackson Is First Performer Announced for MerleFest - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

Alan Jackson Is First Performer Announced for MerleFest - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

 With his new bluegrass album, he will be sure to please both the diehard country and bluegrass fans at MerleFest,” says Ted Hagaman, festival director...

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Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Returns to Manteo [Concert Preview]

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Returns to Manteo [Concert Preview] | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The 2nd Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival returns to Manteo this weekend for three days featuring more than two-dozen of the world's top bluegrass musicians live in concert, plus late night jam sessions, and a fireworks spectacular!...
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Bluegrass festival organizers excited about returning to Raleigh - WNCN

Bluegrass festival organizers excited about returning to Raleigh - WNCN | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Members of the International Bluegrass Music Association are counting down the days until they return to Raleigh following the success of this year's Wide Open Bluegrass festival.

The World of Bluegrass took over downtown starting Sept. 24, packing in thousands of fans for a week of non-stop bluegrass.

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Videos: Final highlights of the World of Bluegrass, Night Five - The Independent Weekly

Videos: Final highlights of the World of Bluegrass, Night Five - The Independent Weekly | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Videos: Final highlights of the World of Bluegrass, Night Five The Independent Weekly One week ago, it's unlikely that Chatham County Line's Dave Wilson would have thought it possible to write and perform what is undoubtedly the theme song to last week's inaugural IBMA World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh. Wilson was inspired after "hopscotching" around to the variety of closely located downtown venues as part of the Ramble series.

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Hardly strictly anything - San Francisco Bay Guardian

Hardly strictly anything - San Francisco Bay Guardian | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Hardly strictly anything
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Though this year Martin and his Steep Canyon Rangers feature New Bohemian Edie Brickell.
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Bluegrass concert series to begin with Lonesome River Band - Morganton News Herald

Bluegrass concert series to begin with Lonesome River Band - Morganton News Herald | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

This is the 25th season for the concert series, which has had bluegrass heavyweights such as Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley and Allison Crouse headline the event.

 
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US: Guitar World announces new dedicated acoustic website - miPRO

US: Guitar World announces new dedicated acoustic website - miPRO | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Trade publisher New Bay Media has introduced a dedicated acoustic website in the form of Acousticnation.com – a new channel of GuitarWorld.com.

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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell for a new generation - The Desert Sun

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell for a new generation - The Desert Sun | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


In his two previous desert appearances with the Steep Canyon Rangers, Martin's music was largely the interludes between the comic introductions.

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The Meyers at IBMA

The Meyers at IBMA | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
World of Bluegrass each year is full of surprises. Usually they’re mostly positive, though you do occasionally hear of a stolen instrument or a piece of lost luggage among the regular attendees.
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Taylor Coughlin On World of Bluegrass 2013 - Bluegrass Today

Taylor Coughlin On World of Bluegrass 2013 - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
IBMA week 2013 brought about many new changes to bluegrass' signature event.
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Rural Rhythm announces more Heritage Collection Series releases

Rural Rhythm announces more Heritage Collection Series releases | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Further to our recent report regarding the establishment of Rural Rhythm’s Heritage Collection Series, we have confirmation of the release of two more CDs in the series.
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The Travelin' McCourys Announce Midwest Run of Bluegrass Ball Shows - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

The Travelin' McCourys Announce Midwest Run of Bluegrass Ball Shows - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

The Travelin’ McCourys are excited to announce their next round of the wildly popular touring festival aptly named The Bluegrass Ball. ..

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Clyde Moody’s last guitar in Raleigh

Clyde Moody’s last guitar in Raleigh | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
While we were in Raleigh last week for the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention, we had a lovely visit with Connie Matthews, nephew of the great Clyde Moody.
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Chatham County Line Records First Bluegrass Anthem for Raleigh!

Chatham County Line Records First Bluegrass Anthem for Raleigh! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Chatham County Line’s Dave Wilson who calls Raleigh, NC home didn’t set out to write a theme song or bluegrass anthem for the annual bluegrass convention which just concluded in his city.  But that may be just what he’s done.
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‘Banjo-licious' bluegrass band releases first album

‘Banjo-licious' bluegrass band releases first album | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Leigh-based bluegrass band The Pipi Pickers have released their first album featuring favourite songs from seven years of performing at local gigs and international festivals.
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Video: How an Acoustic Guitar is Made - About.com

Video: How an Acoustic Guitar is Made - About.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
This might seem a little 101, but The Science Channel's How It's Made series has put together a really interesting five-minute video on how acoustic guitars.
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Richard Blair - The Weekly Online

Richard Blair - The Weekly Online | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it


Playing handmade guitars that he built in his Russell Valley studio, Richard Blair has penned ballads about bluebird powder days and full moon ice-skating to love lost and found in the Black Rock Desert.

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Graves Mountain Festival Lineup Announced for 2014

Graves Mountain Festival Lineup Announced for 2014 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Graves Mountain Lodge is proud to announce the initial performance line-up for the 22nd Annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music to be held May 29-31, 2014.
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Graves Mountain Festival Lineup Announced for 2014 

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Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Ed Sheeran fuel boom in acoustic guitar purchases

Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Ed Sheeran fuel boom in acoustic guitar purchases | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The world is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in acoustic guitar playing thanks to the latest folk rock revival led by Mumford & Sons, the growing influence of YouTube and the rising prosperity in developing countries keen to emulate the west.
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