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Earl Scruggs died last week and though not a Kentucky boy, his banjo playing was so elemental to what we now know as bluegrass that it defines our indigenous music. There is much more that defined the man, but most important is the hard picking banjo...
Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...
April 11, 1987 The music ranges from bluegrass to rock during the annual Winchester Lions Club Show tonight at Conkwright Junior High School. Members of Homer Ledford and the Cabin Creek Band Damon Crawford, L.C. Johnson, Rollie Carpenter, Freddie and...
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Frank Javorsek Bluegrass player co-owned music store Frank Javorsek, 70, a bluegrass musician who co-owned the now-closed Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor music shop in the San Fernando Valley and hosted a bluegrass radio show on KCSN-FM, died March 22 of a...
If you Google “Top Mandolin Players,” pretty much every result you get will have David “Dawg” Grisman in the top five. The man is a living legend. Go ahead and try it. I’ll wait… Over the course of his 50-year career,...
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Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby is heading out on the festival circuit this summer and -- his local fans will be happy to know -- he's included his home region on his itinerary. The piano-pumping maestro will play a free concert at Norfolk's Harborfest...
CNNEarl Scruggs, whose distinctive picking style and association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88. "I realize his popularity...
John G. Sanbower, 73, of Whitetail Road, Edgemont, Md., passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Nov. 28, 1938, in Edgemont, he was the son of the late Herbert Lee and Gladys Marie (Law) Sanbower. He was...
I wanted to share a couple songs I found, this past year, to be quite influential on my life. I must point out that while none of these songs were actually released in 2011, with good music, I really believe in timelessness. First up is the song that...
There are traditional bluegrass acts, and then there are bands like Mountain Heart. While it’s true that, since the late 1990s, when banjo player Barry Abernathy and fiddle player Jim Van Cleve started playing with singer Steve Gulley (who left in...
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Holiday services and events Salt River Baptist Church, Perryville Road — holiday schedule: Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship; and 7 p.m., Christmas cantata "A Song in the Air" Wednesday: 7 p.m., candlelight service Dec. 25: 11 a.m.,...
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