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Hunters Harps vs Banjo

This video clips was sent to me today. Here is an interesting video clip of what some believe to be the early evolution of the banjo. The instruments … [Read More...]

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Vickie Vaughan Band

Vickie Vaughn Band

It is not easy to create a place for yourself in the world of bluegrass music as a new and emerging band. However the Vickie Vaughn Band has managed forge a name for themselves touring the USA, while also securing a nomination for an IBMA Momentum … [Read More...]

Hamish Davidson Banjo Tabs

Learn The Banjo Style of Hamish Davidson

After years of touring and performing one of the most often asked questions Hamish Davidson has received from fellow banjo players is: do you have any Tab for your banjo music? Hamish spent considerable time documenting his playing of the many … [Read More...]

True-North

The Stetsons – True North

News just in from the Stetson Family is that there's a new album on the way. It’s been two years coming, making and now ready to launch. Their third album is titled True North. The Stetson Family describe True North as grassy with more than a hint … [Read More...]

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen – Happy Prisioner

I received this video clip this week on Robert Earl Keen who, according to the description on his agent's website, is a Texas singer-songwriter, career artist, brilliant storyteller, sardonic humorist, poet of the strange and familiar. Keen has … [Read More...]

umberland Gap Connection

Cumberland Gap Connection – Truck Drivin’

Union House Records has announced the first single release from their newly formed label. Truck Drivin’ by Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection is now available for purchase at CDBaby and will be appearing soon on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay … [Read More...]

Jellico

Jenkins Twins – Jellico

Kindred Records has released the debut project "Jellico" by Kentucky artists Trenton and Trevor Jenkins, The Jenkins Twins. Original songwriting with youthful spirit and exciting roots music, these guys are a breath of fresh air. When asked who … [Read More...]

RR Heritage Series

4 New Heritage Titles from Rural Rhythm

Rural Rhythm Records has released four new titles in its archival Heritage Collection Series. The Heritage Collection Series aims to keep traditional roots music alive and preserved for future generations. The series includes authentic Old-Time … [Read More...]

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Stelling Whitestar Banjo

The Whitestar was the least expensive banjo produced by Geoff Stelling but had all the same hardware and finish work as the more expensive models. Tone rings, rims and flanges were the same for all models. The differences were mainly in the inlay … [Read More...]

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Takamine 80th Anniversary Guitar

This creation of this stunning guitar was commissioned by the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate 80 years of great country music. There were only 80 guitars made. 40 of which were given to Opry members and the remaining 40 were sold to the public. Here … [Read More...]

DeringSierra

Deering Sierra Banjo

Details: $1,500 ono, valued at $2,700 new. 12 months old, extremely good condition, hardly played. Seller is located in Lethbridge, near Geelong Vic. The sale includes: hard case, banjo stand, music stand, beginners banjo … [Read More...]

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Ibanez Artist

Ibanez Artist 1970's 5 string banjo. This instrument was made in 1979. These banjos were manufactured in Japan during the 70's they were made and sold in direct competition with the then Gibson Mastertones and were a popular seller. This is also a … [Read More...]

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International News

YouthStage

IBMA Seeks Youth Bands

If you play in a band with members aged between 5-25 years of age, the IBMA is seeking to have you apply to play on the Youth Stage during this year's … [Read More...]

SamBush

National Award for Sam Bush

Nine Kentuckians whose contributions – as artists or advocates – have raised the level of quality and awareness of the arts in Kentucky and the nation … [Read More...]

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IBMA News

YouthStage

IBMA Seeks Youth Bands

If you play in a band with members aged between 5-25 years of age, the IBMA is seeking to have you apply to play on the Youth Stage during this year's … [Read More...]

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Festivals

Bangalow

Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass 2015.

After the inaugural event in 2014 which was a sell out, the Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival returns with a celebration of authentic local food, music & old-time entertainment, in the heart of the Byron Hinterland, Bangalow A & I Hall … [Read More...]

HotRize

Hot Rize to Play ROMP

After a 24-year hiatus, Hot Rize is back and ready to take the ROMP stage. Tim O'Brien (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Pete Wernick (banjo - "Dr. Banjo), Nick Forster (electric bass, vocals), and Charles Sawtelle (guitar, vocals) first appeared … [Read More...]

Orpheus Supertones

Headline Acts for MountainGrass 2015

The MountainGrass Festival team have advised that they have just secured major international acts for the 2015 MountainGrass Festival to be held from 20th to 22nd Nov. 2015. First up Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands featuring Tom Rozum, Andrew … [Read More...]

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CD Reviews

Vickie Vaughan Band

Vickie Vaughn Band

It is not easy to create a place for yourself in the world of bluegrass music as a new and emerging band. However the Vickie Vaughn Band has managed … [Read More...]

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