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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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Rolling Stones: Infamous Stringdusters: See Band's Fall Tour Dates

Rolling Stones: Infamous Stringdusters: See Band's Fall Tour Dates | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Co-headlining gig in Colorado with Yonder Mountain String Band highlights bluegrass group's upcoming run...
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Hoping they'll include Raleigh/Durham, NC in their tour dates..

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LSD Tour: Watch Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam Rehearsal 

LSD Tour: Watch Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam Rehearsal  | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Backstage footage captures trio performing honky-tonk classic "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (and Loud, Loud Music)"
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To see the whole LSD Tour Schedule, check out Steve Earle's web page

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The 50 Greatest Bluegrass Albums Made by Women

The 50 Greatest Bluegrass Albums Made by Women | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, NPR Music published a behemoth piece -- “Turning the Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women” -- saying, “This list … is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation … It rethinks popular music to put women at the center.”

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Thought it was time to give bluegrass women their due..

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Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton Hit No. 1 

Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton Hit No. 1  | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton’s take on the Elton John classic “Please” has reached No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart.
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Congrats ladies!

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Big moves for the Po' Ramblin' Boys

Big moves for the Po' Ramblin' Boys | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

We have covered the Po' Ramblin' Boys extensively since they first came to our attention in 2015. From the first moment, we saw the special spark in their music, and their sincere dedication to share their love for the hard-edged, hard-driving style of traditional bluegrass that they favor...

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Congrads-onto Rounder Records and more..

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3 more years for World of Bluegrass in Raleigh

3 more years for World of Bluegrass in Raleigh | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The International Bluegrass Music Association and the City of Raleigh, NC, jointly announced this morning that they had extended their agreement to host the organization's annual convention, World Of Bluegrass, in Raleigh for three more years.
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Woo-hoo Raleigh!

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Bluegrass Grammy winners for 2018

Bluegrass Grammy winners for 2018 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
As has been their custom, the Grammy awards for bluegrass and Americana artists and recordings were announced this afternoon, the infamous "announced earlier in the day" portion of the proceedings that is sometimes referenced during the televised evening program.
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Congrads to the 2018 Grammy Award winners for Best Bluegrass Album:

  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Rhonda Vincent And The Rage
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Photos & Highlights: Americana Music Association Brings Music To Music City For AmericanaFest 2017

Photos & Highlights: Americana Music Association Brings Music To Music City For AmericanaFest 2017 | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
James Martin shares his highlights and photos from a week in Nashville at AmericanaFest.
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Fun at AmericanaFest

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10 Fascinating Biographies Every Country Fan Should Read

10 Fascinating Biographies Every Country Fan Should Read | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The lives of our favorite country artists weren't always easy, but their tales continue to intrigue us. These 10 country music biographies are must-reads.
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Sounds awesome-Dolly is something else!

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About … The Barefoot Movement - Bluegrass Today

20 Things You Didn’t Know About … The Barefoot Movement - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Nashville-based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay awhile
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Enjoy The Barefoot Movement - must see!

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Top 10 Patsy Cline Songs

Top 10 Patsy Cline Songs | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
A list of the Top 10 songs by country legend Patsy Cline.
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The Best! Patsy Cline

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2017 Hall of Fame inductions at the American Banjo Museum - Bluegrass Today

2017 Hall of Fame inductions at the American Banjo Museum - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The Devon Tower in Oklahoma City was the setting for an induction ceremony honoring 5 categories of banjo enthusiasts and instrumentalists on September 8.
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Check out the best!

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Watch Live: The 2017 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony

Watch Live: The 2017 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe present an exclusive webcast for Nashville's big night, with performances by Margo Price, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Outlaw, Rhiannon Giddens, Jason Isbell and more.
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Stepping into the Spotlight: Women in Bluegrass

Stepping into the Spotlight: Women in Bluegrass | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Recently I wrote a review of Holly Gleason’s marvelous new book, Woman Walk the Line, a collection of essays written by 27 highly accomplished women writing about 27 female country artists. These fairly compact essays vividly present the the impact the performers’ music and lives had upon the writer as she first encountered their music, and then, in many cases, came to know and appreciate them personally.

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Wow, we can only improve on the numbers of women receiving recognition for their bluegrass talents..

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Dolly Parton Earns Second Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dolly Parton Earns Second Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
"I like to do things in pairs," Parton quips as she becomes first woman in 21st century with two stars on famed walkway
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Congrats you'all!  Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame due to their "Trio" collaborations..

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June 2018:  Top Bluegrass Albums Chart 

June 2018:  Top Bluegrass Albums Chart  | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

This week's top-selling bluegrass albums, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music includes:

  • #1 Life is Good on the Open Road by Trampled by Turtles
  • #6 Windy City by Alison Krauss 
  • #14 Rise by Molly Tuttle

 

Image by jordan klein [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Congrads folks for reaching the top of the charts!

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Flatt Lonesome Joins Rounder Records Roster 

Flatt Lonesome Joins Rounder Records Roster  | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Flatt Lonesome has signed with Rounder Records.Since the band’s 2013 debut, Flatt Lonesome — Kelsi Robertson Harrigill (mandolin/vocals), Buddy Robertson (guitar/vocals), Charli Robertson (fiddle/vocals), Paul Harrigill (banjo), Dominic Illingworth (bass), and Michael Stockton (dobro) — has amassed an impressive array of honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association, Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America, and the Dove Awards.
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Congrads!

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Balsam Range: Symphonic Bluegrass

Balsam Range: Symphonic Bluegrass | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Balsam Range and Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble – Mountain Overture (Mountain Home Music Company, 2018) Balsam Range, one of the finest acts in the current bluegrass scene, has recreated some of its cherished songs in Mountain Overture. 

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Sounds like a wonderful CD.. 

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Grammys 2018: The Complete Winners List

Grammys 2018: The Complete Winners List | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

The complete list of the 2018 Grammy Awards winners-including Best Bluegrass, Best Americana, and Best American Roots Song.

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Congrads:

Best Bluegrass Album (tie): The Infamous Stringdusters, Laws Of Gravity 

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, All The Rage - In Concert Volume One 

Best Americana AlbumThe Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Best American Roots Song: "If We Were Vampires," Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit)

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To Feel The Weight Of What We Do: Anders Beck On Greensky Bluegrass, Finding Gratitude & More

To Feel The Weight Of What We Do: Anders Beck On Greensky Bluegrass, Finding Gratitude & More | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Anders Beck talks about a busy few years for Greensky Bluegrass, his multiple other projects and much more in a wide-ranging conversation.
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Greensky Bluegrass-here and now

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2017 Momentum Award winners - Bluegrass Today

2017 Momentum Award winners - Bluegrass Today | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The IBMA presented their 2017 Momentum Awards this afternoon at the Raleigh Convention Center during a luncheon for attendees of the World Of Bluegrass.
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Congrats!

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Stream 35 Hours of Classic Blues, Folk, & Bluegrass Recordings from Smithsonian Folkways: 837 Tracks Featuring Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie & More

Stream 35 Hours of Classic Blues, Folk, & Bluegrass Recordings from Smithsonian Folkways: 837 Tracks Featuring Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie & More | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Marshall McLuhan’s chestnut “the medium is the message” contains some of the most important theory about mass media to have emerged in the past century.
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Woo-hoo! Featuring Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie & More

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Top 10 Patsy Cline Songs

Top 10 Patsy Cline Songs | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
In the eight short years that Patsy Cline recorded music, she left behind a catalog of timeless classics that will always be sung, and a voice that will continue to influence artist of all genres and generations.
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My absolute fav!

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First Listen: Bluegrass Virtuoso Billy Strings' 'Dealing Despair'

First Listen: Bluegrass Virtuoso Billy Strings' 'Dealing Despair' | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Michigan native bluegrass wunderkind Billy Strings calls for unity in the face of injustice on the impactful "Dealing Despair."
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He's amazing!

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John Prine, Sturgill Simpson Triumph at 2017 Americana Honors & Awards

John Prine, Sturgill Simpson Triumph at 2017 Americana Honors & Awards | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
John Prine and Sturgill Simpson were the big winners at the 16th annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville.
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Totally awesome - love John Prine!
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