May 25, 2012


May 25, 2012
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In This Issue
  • HVBA Fiddle Contest
  • Marist College - The Best of Times
  • Welcome New Member & Thanks to Mama Tried
  • Audie Blaylock & Redline Concert
  • CDs for Review
  • What's Happening
  • From Our Readers
  • About Us
HVBA Fiddle Contest
When: 3:45pm - Sunday, August 26
Where: Dutchess County Fairgrounds at the Talent Tent
We are ready to go! The first ever HVBA Fiddle Contest held at the Dutchess County Fair on August 28. Applications are limited, so get yours in early! HVBA member Gary Veeder heads the Fiddle Contest committee and the we are proud to be sponosoring this event. We do need YOUR help to spread the word. Send this poster and the information details to everyone you know.

The Rules and the Application Form are on our website for downloading. We ask that you send it on to any fiddler you know. It's a great opportunity for them to fly!!
Marist College - The Best of Times
With apologies to Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the best of times. Our "Evolution of Bluegrass" six week course has ended, but we are still floating from the very positive responses we have received and from the fact that so many of the students attended the Audie Blaylock & Redline Concert. Please take the time to read about the entire experience and then hop on over to the HVBA YouTube Channel to see five of the six videos filmed by Fred Robbins. The sixth one is currently being edited and will be on line shortly. That last video features Andy Bing introducing the dobro and is followed by a full band concert. You won't want to miss it!
Welcome New Member & Thanks to Mama Tried
Lynda Garafalo of Stuyvesant Falls has just joined with all of us to become our newest HVBA member. I love this section. I love welcoming new members!

Mama Tried, one of our Member Bands, in recognition of the good work that HVBA does, has just given a very generous donation to the HVBA to be used towards any project. This is an unexpected gift and one that is deeply appreciated. We expect that it will be put towards future educational projects similar to the Marist College Center for Lifetime Studies, a Primer in Bluegrass Music that was hugely popular last month and that we expect to duplicate in the future. Thank you, Mama Tried!!!
Audie Blaylock & Redline Concert
The concert is sadly over, but it was a wonderful concert for all who were there. Jerry Oland has written his review of last Saturday's concert. Be sure to take a look.
CDs for Review
We need reviewers for the following CDs.
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Artist Album
The Mid North You Were Right About The Stars
Marty Stuart Nashville Volume I: Tear The Woodpile Down
Red June Beauty Will Come
Marty Raybon Southern Roots & Branches
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge Classic
Carrie Hassler The Distance
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge Classic
Chris Jones Lost Souls & Free Spirits
Steve Lutke Appalachian Uprising
Valerie Smith Blame It On The Bluegrass
What's Happening
The Red announcements are sponsored by the HVBA
Visit our Events Tab for the details of each event
Check out Ongoing Events for More Listings
May 25 Tony Trischka Band in Rosendale
May 25 Mama Tried in Clinton Corners
May 25 Rich Hines & The Hillbilly Drifters in New Paltz
May 26 James Reams & The Barnstormers at Bluegrass II in Tannersville
May 29 Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters in Hamden, CT
Jun 6 Brown Derby Jam
Jun 1-3 Bluegrass Roundup in Galway, NY
Jun 1 The Revelers in Rosendale
Jun 3 Travers Chandler & Avery County in New City
Jun 9 C.B. Smith & The Lucky Devils in Rotterdam
Jun 10 Too Blue in Hartford, CT
Jun 16-17 Bluegrass at Clearwater Revival
Jun 20 Brown Derby Jam
Jun 21-24 Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival
Jun 23 Bob Stump & Blue Mt in Rock Tavern
Jun 29 HVBA Showcase: Uncommon Ground in Poughkeepsie
Jun 30 Grass Fed in Poughkeepsie
From Our Readers
From Fred Robbins:
1. "Remembering Earl Scruggs" and "Doug Dillard" article in Bluegrass Today in Bluegrass Unlimited Online.
2. 1993 Monroe Documentary
3. Grey Fox 2012 will honor Earl Scruggs, the man who perfected the three-finger picking style on the banjo that became one of the defining sounds of bluegrass. The Scruggs Tribute will take place on the High Meadow (Main) Stage Friday July 20 at 5:00 pm.
About Us
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