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Tag Archives: Bluegrass

Premier Fiddler Vassar Clements Gravely Ill

Arguably the world’s greatest fiddler — called the Isaac Stern of country, the Miles Davis of bluegrass — Vassar Clements, 76, who came to wide attention through his stunning appearance on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 1972 landmark album Will The Circle Be Unbroken, has been diagnosed with inoperable brain …

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Bluegrass Legend Jimmy Martin Dies

Ground-breaking bluegrass guitarist and singer Jimmy Martin died Saturday at the age of 77 in a Nashville hospice. Martin was diagnosed with bladder cancer over a year ago. “People have told me they enjoy the way I play bluegrass music and it makes me real happy. You know, there’s two …

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Folk and Roots Film Series in NYC

Amazing filmic gathering of American traditional artists at the Anthology Film Archives beginning tonight in NYC: THE HIGH LONESOME SCREEN: A FOLK FILM FESTIVAL AT ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES AUGUST 20-29 FILMS FROM THE ALAN LOMAX ARCHIVE, APPALSHOP, AND JOHN COHEN Just think of us as one enormous porch! From August …

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Long Riders: Jam Band Circuit As Business Model

Although one of the biggest players is leaving the scene, the jam band model of steady touring, long and varied shows, and encouraging fan community is now a viable alternative to the label-dependent radio and CDs model that has become a victim of the changing market of media consolidation, file …

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2004 Americana Music Association Conference

I am very pleased to see Americana finding an identity of its own apart from the Nashville hat scene, although the conference is in … Nashville, of course. The 5th annual event will be held from September 23-25 at the Nashville Convention Center, with evening showcases to be held at …

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