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Monday, April 17, 2017

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IBMA ballot reboot, restarts on Tuesday

First round balloting for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which was to have begun last week, has been stopped with a new ballot being prepared for voting members today. While there was no error in the existing ballot, some members felt that confusion could result from a list of eligible recordings and artists that was distributed…

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HERE'S WHAT'S BUZZING

Hillbilly Gypsies announce new members

The Hillbilly Gypsies, an eclectic bluegrass outfit from Morantown, WV, has announced a couple of new members. One is back for a return engagement, and the other is a new member. The band is pleased to welcome back former bass player Ryan Cramer,…

Pick that Rubab solid, brother

We just got a note from The Henhouse Prowlers, who are doing a US State Department tour in Pakistan. They have become unofficial musical ambassadors for the USA, touring repeatedly in parts of the world where few Americans visit, sharing bluegrass…

Hillbilly Heroes from Hammertowne

Kentucky's Hammertowne has released a debut single in advance of their next project for Mountain Fever Records. It's the title track from Hillbilly Heroes, written by the band's guitarists, Dave Carroll and Scott Tackett. Scott sings the song…

Parade float in San Francisco roils CBA membership

It appears from a Friday article in the San Francisco Chronicle, that the decision of the California Bluegrass Association to enter a float in the 2017 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade has caused a rift in the membership. The Board of the larger…

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