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Where Are the Women in Country Music? Watching, Waiting and Ready

Where Are the Women in Country Music? Watching, Waiting and Ready | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
It’s 85 degrees out as dusk lowers itself onto downtown Nashville.
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Five reasons you don't want to miss FloydFest - Huffington Post (blog)

Five reasons you don't want to miss FloydFest - Huffington Post (blog) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The 14th annual FloydFest promises to bring some musical flares (and flair) to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in a few short weeks.
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If you haven't been to a bluegrass fest-this is the one to go to...just don't expect to get much sleep...

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When I’m Free – Hot Rize

When I’m Free – Hot Rize | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
One of – if not the – most anticipated albums of the past year was the return of Hot Rize after twenty-odd years with When I’m Free.
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Stories Behind The Songs: Chatham County Line

Stories Behind The Songs: Chatham County Line | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Chatham County Line got their start in the late '90s when guitarist Dave Wilson and bassist Greg Readling began playing under the name Stillhouse.”
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Great interview and sample songs you can check out..
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Greensky Bluegrass flips the genre on its head - The Daily Planet

Greensky Bluegrass flips the genre on its head - The Daily Planet | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“Greensky Bluegrass has launched on a meteoric career ever since winning the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition in 2006 validated that their progressive, rock-inspired sound was onto something.”
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They rock!
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IBMA Announces 2015 Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Bands

IBMA Announces 2015 Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Bands | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Seven of the 30 bands selected for this year's Ramble Showcase series are from North Carolina: Ash Breeze Band (Fayetteville, NC); Donna Hughes (Trinity, NC); Hank Smith & Lindsey Tims (Raleigh, NC); Mipso (Chapel Hill, NC); Rex McGee (Winston...
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Mumford & Sons take wilder new direction - gulfnews.com

Mumford & Sons take wilder new direction - gulfnews.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
British band known for their acoustic sound return with synth-heavy music featuring blazing electric guitars
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Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association Announce 2015 Events | Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association Announce 2015 Events | Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association Announce 2015 Events | Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News http://t.co/Vrls0qiskO
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Rocky Mountain Folks Festival shares full 2015 lineup

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival shares full 2015 lineup | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Gillian Welch, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin and others join Sufjan Stevens and Jason Isbell on the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2015 lineup.
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Gillian Welch!!
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5 Most Frequently Asked Deering Banjo Questions

5 Most Frequently Asked Deering Banjo Questions | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The most favorite part of my job is talking to customers! I love hearing their enthusiasm for and love of the banjo! There are some common questions, however, that are shared by folks who have or are searching for banjos.
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Find out advice on how to find the serial number, what strings you should buy for your banjo, plus a few other Q&A's..
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Marcus Mumford details new Mumford & Sons album, Colorado ties, Salida music festival

Marcus Mumford details new Mumford & Sons album, Colorado ties, Salida music festival | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
We caught up with Marcus Mumford to talk about the new Mumford & Sons album, the frontman's time living in Denver and the upcoming Salida music festival.
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A Revolt of the Everyday: Bluegrass and Music's Accessible Fringe

A Revolt of the Everyday: Bluegrass and Music's Accessible Fringe | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rob Rubsam comes to the defense of the overlooked qualities of bluegrass, a genre seemingly lost to the numbing of rock radio and novelty.
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Rob tries to explain why bluegrass is so addicting...
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Grammys Salute Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show

Grammys Salute Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
After nearly three decades since her first statuette, an overwhelmed Rosanne Cash picked up three Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. She tearfully accepted them in person, overwhelmed by the recognition of her peers.
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The Kruger Brothers Play San Diego in Three Weeks! Do you have Tickets?

The Kruger Brothers Play San Diego in Three Weeks! Do you have Tickets? | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert aboard the Star of India Ship is right around the corner.
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Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs - NPR

Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs - NPR | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Jerry Douglas, considered by many to be the best dobro player in the world, brings his instrument to the studio and talks about his new album, The Earls of Leceister, a tribute to Flatt and Scruggs.
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If you haven't heard this music- you need to!

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Kids on Bluegrass headed for France

Kids on Bluegrass headed for France | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Kids On Bluegrass is a program where talented teens and youngsters are highlighted during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass each year.
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Alison Krauss gets an IBMA do-over at Raleigh World of Bluegrass festival

Alison Krauss gets an IBMA do-over at Raleigh World of Bluegrass festival | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
“IBMA announces further details for this fall’s third “World of Bluegrass” festival in Raleigh, including Alison Krauss as main-stage headliner.”
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Old Crow Medicine Show Announce Summer Tour, EP Release Date - American Songwriter

Old Crow Medicine Show Announce Summer Tour, EP Release Date - American Songwriter | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Old Crow Medicine Show has just announced a summer tour, including shows with The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlisle, Willie Nelson & Friends, and more

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MerleFest 2015: Steep Canyon Rangers, Del Barber, Blind Boy Paxton and More - Paste Magazine

MerleFest 2015: Steep Canyon Rangers, Del Barber, Blind Boy Paxton and More - Paste Magazine | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The four-day event in Wilkesboro, North Carolina put traditional bluegrass bands next to new-wave old-time bands next to country stars.
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International Bluegrass May 2015

TOP STORIES: IBMA HIRES NEW ED, DAILEY & VINCENT: ALIVE!, RONNIE RENO CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN THE BIZ, SHOWCASE ARTISTS SELECTED AND MORE
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IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival Call for Submissions Opens | Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival Call for Submissions Opens | Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Photo: IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival Call for Submissions Opens - http://t.co/NShaQU1iz2 http://t.co/W17sFF1x6Q
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IBMA to Open Registration for WOB 2015 - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

IBMA to Open Registration for WOB 2015 - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Tickets available March 31 for IBMA members. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)'s World of Bluegrass 2015 event, will be held September 29 – October 3.
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Members can buy their tix soon, general public is later...
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New Leadership At IBMA Expected Soon!

New Leadership At IBMA Expected Soon! | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
In their message to members, the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) says they expect to have a new Executive Director possibly as soon as mid-April.
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It will be interesting to see who is chosen and what happens this year in Raleigh...
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Punch Brothers Find Rock 'N' Roll Release In Intricate Avant-Bluegrass - WBUR

Punch Brothers Find Rock 'N' Roll Release In Intricate Avant-Bluegrass - WBUR | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The band, which performs at the House of Blues on March 6, arrives with a newfound sense of abandon.
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The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Chris Thile: Classically Blue(grass)

The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Chris Thile: Classically Blue(grass) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The progressive acoustic outfit teams up with a legendary producer to create the band’s most wildly interesting album yet, The Phosphorescent Blues.
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Interview with the Punch Brothers about their latest release

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