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Tim O’Brien performs “The Water Is Wise” with Old Man Luedecke and Jan Fabricius, live on The Lee Michael Demsey Show.

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  • Ain’t Comin’ Back video from Mile Twelve

    mile_12_thMile Twelve, another of the new bands in Boston’s burgeoning bluegrass scene, has released a second music video from their debut, self-titled album. This time it’s for Ain’t Comin’ Back, a song written and sung by guitarist, Evan Murphy. He is joined by regular members BB Bowness on banjo, Bronwyn […]

  • Circa Blue to Orange Blossom Records

    circa_blue_thOrange Blossom Records has announced the signing of West Virginia’s Circa Blue to the label. The band’s next album, Once Upon A Time, is scheduled for release on Orange Blossom in January. The label has an ongoing relationship with Circa Blue’s guitarist/vocalist Steve Harris, and […]

  • Give to the bluegrass kids in California?

    cba_thAs we head in to the annual season of giving, the good folks at the California Bluegrass Association are asking you to consider a donation to their Kids Instrument Lending Library. The library makes student quality bluegrass instruments available to young folks eager to learn, with the […]

  • Metacognition – Joshua Palmer

    metacognition_thIf there is a talented young bluegrass artist out there somewhere, there’s a good chance that Tom Mindte and Patuxent Records has an eye on them. Their catalog contains many a title from the likely who’s who of the next generation of pickers. One such […]

  • 2015 ResoSummit scholarship went to Adam Birkeland

    rob_adam_thThe 2015 Houston Caldwell Scholarship to Rob Ickes’ 9th annual ResoSummit, held November 12-15 in Nashville, went to 15-year-old Adam Birkeland from Duluth, MN. Each year Rob and his ResoSummit co-produer Betty Wheeler, choose a young picker of special merit to attend the weekend instructional event free of charge. […]

  • 2015 CCBM Awards announced

    nbc_thThis past weekend, the winners of the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards were announced at a celebration held at the Deerhurst Resort, in Huntsville, ON. The awards show and the annual weekend festival are hosted by the Northern Bluegrass Committee, who exist to preserve and promote bluegrass music […]

  • Take It Easy video from Monogram

    take_it_easy_thMonogram, perhaps the most prominent bluegrass group in central Europe, has a new album, Take It Easy, their first since reforming with new members in 2014. They are based in Prague, in the Czech Republic. Founders Jaromír Jahoda (banjo) and Zdeněk Jahoda (mandolin), along with […]

  • SOIMF and JDMC support Leadership Bluegrass

    joe_ted_thThanks to the generosity of attendees at the Fall 2015 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, and the kind folks at Janet Davis Acoustic Music, Joe Mullins sent a check this week to the IBMA for $2,000 in support of the organization’s Leadership Bluegrass program. Janet […]

  • A Lindsey Family Christmas

    lindsey_christmas_thThe Lindsey Family has released a video introducing their new Christmas album, A Lindsey Christmas. Several members of the family speak about a pair of tracks, Labor Of Love and Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem, based on an online poll of their fans.   Also included […]

  • Song Of The Banjo – Alison Brown

    song_of_the_banjo_thThe Song Of The Banjo is not like any banjo album you have ever heard, even if you’ve listened to Alison Brown’s prior releases. Sure, it features several of her intricate instrumentals, played to perfection, but in addition to guest vocals from a surprising cast […]

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