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Wednesday, April 05, 2017




Alternative plot summaries for bluegrass songs

Have you ever looked at the song titles of a new album and wondered what those songs are about? In some cases, the guesswork is removed for you by the specifics in the title, like Wreck of the Old 97, Wreck on the Highway, or Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. But beyond titles beginning with the word “wreck,” there’s a lot of mystery…







Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival 2017

The Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival in Dunnellon, FL is going strong, based on this year's spring event which was the most heavily attended since being brought back from inactivity in 2013. Things got started in 1980 when Lonnie and Peggy…

New app available for Bluegrass Country

Bluegrass Country, the 24/7 streaming radio operation from our nation's capitol may be under new management, but they are playing the same bluegrass music that made them a favorite for fans in the DC Metro market, and for many thousands of others…

Bluegrass Court Jester gets his due in upcoming film

Anyone attending bluegrass festivals around the US this past 20 years has likely seen an appearance by Dry Branch Fire Squad, and their acerbic front man, Ron Thomason. Though a fine mountain-style singer, mandolinist, and guitar player, Ron's…

Grateful Ball tour ready for summer

Travelin' McCourys and Jeff Austin Band play the Grateful Dead's Fire on the Mountain - photo by David Russell Before the Grateful Dead pioneered psychedelic rock music, Jerry Garcia played bluegrass. One of Garcia’s first gigs in the…




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