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  • Mountain Music Project now available on Amazon Prime

    The Mountain Music Project, a film about a pair of bluegrass musicians who visited Nepal to meet and jam with folk musicians in that Asian nation, is now available as part of Amazon Prime. Subscribers to Amazon's service can rent the documentary for only $1.99, or purchase it for $8.99,

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  • Phil Leadbetter’s signature Recording King guitar

    Recording King has announced the availability of its most recent reso-guitar, a signature model for Phil Leadbetter. The RR-75PL-SN was designed in direct cooperation with Phil, with an interior bracing pattern made to his specifications. Intended to offer professional quality and tone at a budget price, this new model is made

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  • Big day for The Allegheny Drifters

    Pittsburgh's Allegheny Drifters had a big night earlier this month when they were invited to perform at the Steel City premiere of the National Geographic documentary, Paris To Pittsburgh. The film, which began airing on the National Geographic channel on December 12, highlights individuals and groups around the world who are taking

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  • Paperback Writer from Lil Smokies

    Ever since I was a teenager in the early '70s, I have been convinced that Paperback Writer from The Beatles would make an excellent bluegrass number. It had been a #1 hit for the band in 1966, and its beat and feel seemed to scream out for a bluegrass treatment. And

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  • 2019 Mountains of Music Homecoming

    Virginia's Crooked Road, a public/private partnership which utilizes the native folk music and culture of the Appalachian region as a draw for tourism, has announced a focus on the music of the early pioneers of bluegrass music for its 5th annual Mountain of Music Homecoming. The Homecoming is a 9-day event taking

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  • Dave Adkins introduces new band for 2019

    Popular bluegrass singer and songwriter, Dave Adkins, has been in touch today with some news about his touring band headed into the new year. For several years now, Dave has been winning fans in the bluegrass world for his uniquely powerful singing style, and emphatic performances on stage. A big man

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    Jussi Syren, Finland's busiest bluegrass entertainer, is recovering at home after spending a week in the hospital following a burst appendix. He is in good shape,...

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  • PaperDolls Band says Merry Christmas

    The Walker sisters have been changing perceptions about bluegrass music for more than 10 years now. Four talented young women with an original take on...

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    Is there anything lovelier than a Christmas bluegrass wedding? Earlier this afternoon Troy Boone, mandolinist with Sideline, and Carolyne VanLierop, banjo player with The Amanda Cook Band, were...

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