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Vale – Ben Eldridge

In 1971 then banjo player Ben Eldridge teamedup with fellow pickers John Starling, Mike Auldridge, Tom Gray and John Duffy. These were the original Seldom Scene.

The Bluegrass Standard April 2024

In this April edition, embark on a musical journey through Virginia, known as the state for music aficionados. Abington, nestled within the scenic Crooked Road, boasts the historic Barter Theatre, born in 1933, during the Great Depression. Meanwhile, Richmond hosts...

Billy Redden – Deliverance Banjo Boy In Need

We have just learned from Lance Frantzich with The Storytellers in Los Angeles, that the actor who played the banjo kid in Deliverance, Billy Redden, has fallen on hard times and has recently incurred some serious medical bills.

Norbert McGettigan To Larry Stephenson Band

Larry Stephenson Band is proud to announce their new bass player, Norbert McGettigan. The 27-year-old from Moorestown, New Jersey, now resides in Asheville, North Carolina.

Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road To Pinecastle

Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road To Pinecastle

Pinecastle Records has added critically-acclaimed bluegrass roots band Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road to its evolving roster, a previous recipient of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award for Momentum Band of the Year.

Wyatt Ellis Opry Debut Nov 10

Wyatt Ellis Opry Debut Nov 10

Bluegrass teenage star Wyatt Ellis is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on 10th November, 2023. At 14 years of age, Ellis joins the ranks of several now high profile artists who made their Opry debut in their teens.

The Bluegrass Standard Dec 2022

The Bluegrass Standard Dec 2022

The feature story this month is a book review. The book by John McEuen  (Will The Circle Revisited) features Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Earl Scruggs, “Mother” Maybelle and the Carter Family, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, and Vassar Clements.

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