Category Archives: Bluegrass

Live in Pigeon Forge

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Nowadays, the use of bluegrass instruments highly focuses on producing solos that are almost always improvised and often requiring a display of technical excellence or virtuosity from its players. Be sure to stop at the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Museum, which also honours the pioneers of traditional Appalachian music, with live music on Thursday nights. Monroe's 1945-48 band, which featured banjo player Earl Scruggs, singer/guitarist Lester Flatt, fiddler Chubby Wise and bassist Cedric Rainwater, created the definitive sound and instrumental configuration that remains a model to this day.

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Famous Country Singers Paper Dolls

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The O’Connor Band isn’t your typical family band. Swing became a major part of African American dance, and came to be accompanied by a popular dance called the swing dance. These tracks were recorded at several live appearances around their home base, Port Angeles, Wash. From bluegrass to blues and string bands to traditional country its a smorgasboard of acoustic tastes to please almost any pallet. It is hoped that future recording endeavors will place greater emphasis on the quality of the production. (Blue Maggie, 704 6th St., Charleston, WV 25302, www.bluemaggiebluegrass.com. ) Louie Setzer has often been dubbed the “man with the titanium tonsils” and with this latest release, it’s obvious that he is indeed one of the best-kept secrets in bluegrass music.

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Praise Keeper

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In this lesson we will learn a Tony Rice inspired Bluegrass lick in key of G. The Hog Slop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of six energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, California and North Carolina. However his influences can be  said to go back further than that and were quite diverse. The Stanleys created a distinctive three-part harmony that combined the lead vocal of Carter with Ralph’s tenor and an even higher part sung by bandmate Pee Wee Lambert.

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The Back of the Book

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But don’t judge the scene that you are not a part of. The 1945 addition of banjo player Earl Scruggs, who played with a three-finger roll now known as “Scruggs style,” is pointed to as the key moment in the development of this genre. Makers such as Jiři Lebeda, Ondra Holoubek, and Eduard Kristůfek produce guitars, mandolins, and dobros that are known and purchased worldwide. Luberecki's instantly likeable personality and "made for radio" voice seamlessly melded with Buller's innocent looks and quick wit to create comic gold.

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Old-Time Fiddling Christmas Tunes

Cindy Miles

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Today's 5 channel, 100 watt per channel home theater systems only draw 1 or 2 amps and weigh maybe 20 pounds. Laura and Kagey chose these five songs to sing on their portion of the show: Lowlands, Loneliest Songs, One Kind Word, Horses, and Same Old. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, 575 Woodland Rd., Madison, N. Contestants must have purchased a ticket for Saturday’s show and have a wristband to access the backstage area. Bluegrass bands have included instruments as diverse as accordion, harmonica, mouth harp, piano, drums, electric guitar, and electric versions of all common bluegrass instruments, though these are not widely accepted within the bluegrass community.

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The Complete Bluegrass Banjo Player

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YOUR INQUIRIES AND DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED! All logos, company names, brands, images and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Be sure to catch Laura and Kagey the next time they come around. Bluegrass, Country, Gospel and Folk Music Sites Welcome. P. mine; the sharp crash and clang of hydraulic presses in Detroit and Flint's great automotive plants. The Littles talk about their background information; their move to Maine; country music business and performance; traveling and radio shows; nature of working as a band on the radio; band members; local musicians (e.g., Lone Pine Mountaineer); publicity and the influence of radio on band’s popularity; playing up in the Maritimes; a show at O’Leary PEI; starting up with hillbilly music; Ann’s radio program in Boston; combining acts; comparison of radio and television; booking shows independently; instruments played; using costumes on stage; auditioning for a television show; and some previously recorded songs captured on tape.

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Sam Bush in the Spotlight / Bluegrass Music - Hearing It,

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Next up was Charlottesville based Jay Pun and Morwenna Lasko, an acoustic guitar and fiddle duo that seems to defy categorization. The outstanding figures were the traditional mountain-style singer Roy Acuff; Ernest Tubb, nurtured in the honky-tonk circuits; and Hank Williams, who had assimilated elements of both approaches. Built and raced a car for 2 years on the drag racing circuit. Their diligence paid off in 2011 with the release of their breakthrough fourth studio album, Handguns, which debuted at number three on the Billboard bluegrass chart.

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Uncle Monk

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Only one mic will be provided for each band. And in 1983 joined the famed Bluegrass Cardinals for 5 ½ years. It seems that the waves of success and fast-paced world of the burgeoning folk scene had caught up to Mumford & Sons by September of 2013 and the band announced that they would be taking a hiatus for a "considerable amount of time." As the O’Connor Band travels the country performing music from our new number one bluegrass album on Rounder, Coming Home, I am always reminded by many fans that they still treasure my first recordings as some of the best in the genre." are now available digitally for the first time ever.

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Ronald D Ensign

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Like a jukebox of old 78 records, The Ventucky String Band is reminiscent of a time when Texas Swing still dominated the AM radio airwaves, and Bluegrass music was as novel as the arrival of television. William Smith Monroe was born on September 13, 1911, on a farm in Jerusalem Ridge, just outside Rosine, Kentucky. Several Appalachian bluegrass ballads, such as " Pretty Saro ", " Barbara Allen ", " Cuckoo Bird " and " House Carpenter ", come from England and preserve the English ballad tradition both melodically and lyrically. [5] Others, such as The Two Sisters, also come from England; however, the lyrics are about Ireland. [6] Some bluegrass fiddle songs popular in Appalachia, such as "Leather Britches", and " Pretty Polly ", have Scottish roots. [7] The dance tune Cumberland Gap may be derived from the tune that accompanies the Scottish ballad Bonnie George Campbell. [8] Other songs have different names in different places; for instance in England there is an old ballad known as " A Brisk Young Sailor Courted Me ", but exactly the same song in North American bluegrass is known as "I Wish My Baby Was Born". [9] In bluegrass, as in some forms of jazz, one or more instruments each takes its turn playing the melody and improvising around it, while the others perform accompaniment; this is especially typified in tunes called breakdowns.

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Old-Time Fiddling Book Three

Cindy Miles

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Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. They apparently take their name from Virginia Dare whose name is associated with the famous Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The largest band of the weekend, hailing from the smallest town in Michigan (Alpha), Sons of Legends gave the crowd a full set of hard-rocking, roots blues--and kept the party going all day long, hanging out with the crowd, passing out "Legendary" tee shirts (thanks guys!) and generally having a good time.

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