Bluegrass Today

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Doc & Merle Watson live CD set due next month

A very special CD box set is coming in June that is sure to delight followers of Doc and Merle Watson. Though they have both passed on, their highly influential recordings are still enjoyed by fans and studied carefully by aspiring acoustic guitarists and folk singers. Doc in particular is considered to be one of the most important flatpick…

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HERE'S WHAT'S BUZZING

GoldenGrass to replace Golden Music Festival

Good news for bluegrass lovers in central Colorado. The long-running Golden Music Festival, which has brought local and regional bluegrass sounds to Golden each year, will live on in the newly-launched GoldenGrass festival this June. It appears…

Dumb stream from Pickin' On Nirvana

The latest release in the CMH Records' Pickin' On Series is Pickin’ On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute, which features 11 grassified covers of songs initially recorded by the legendary Seattle grunge rockers. Alabama's Iron Horse cut this…

Foxhounds and Fiddles from Flashback

J. D. Crowe is gone from the stage, but his music and his influence remain constant, both in terms of songs that remain in regular rotation on the bluegrass airwaves and of ex-band members who continue to make music shaped by their former…

Bill Faster returns in eastern Europe

With banjoist Richard Ciferský's return to the Slovak Republic after a time in the US, he has created a touring duo with fiddler and vocalist Martin Burza. They have chosen to perform under the same name they had used in a band together previously,…

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