Pickers who attend Josh Williams’ guitar workshops are pretty much spoon fed inspiration, just from watching him play. But they also are likely to find a measure of relief – and maybe even savor a moment of vindication – when he explains his approach to the guitar.

Josh isn’t the kind of guy to hold fingers to the fire over body posture or pick grip. He doesn’t use tablature or lecture his students on the virtues of standard
Friday the 13th proved extraordinarily lucky for the 350 people traveling near, far and wide to Christ Church in Poughkeepsie to feast their ears on the legendary Tony Rice and his accompanying "Unit." To be sure, the show  represented the
The Grascals work hard. That’s the only logical conclusion we can make when we seek to explain the success and continued upward trajectory of one of bluegrass music’s most in-demand modern acts.

The Grascals consist of Jamie Johnson, vocals; Terry Eldredge, vocals and guitar; Terry Smith, vocals and bass; Danny Roberts, vocals and mandolin; Jeremy Abshire, fiddle and Kristin Scott Benson on banjo and guitar. Since 2004, this fruitful union of prodigious individual talents has conspired together to produce an exciting new bluegrass sound that somehow manages to be greater than the sum of its parts.

From reel-to reel tape to DVD

Homespun Tapes grew out of the conviction that making music is a positive and beneficial activity for both professional musicians and for those who want to play just to entertain themselves, their friends, family and community.

Jane and I started Homespun in 1967 to bring

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Josh Williams, the mandolin player and lead vocalist for the Tony Rice Unit, will be in Poughkeepsie on Friday, May 13th.  Josh is the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year for 2008, 2009, and 2010 and the SPBGMA Guitar Performer of the Year for 2004-2010.

Reserve your place now for a two hour guitar workshop from 1-3pm at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street in Poughkeepsie.  

Tickets are $30 for HVBA members and $35 for non-members.  

What an album for somebody just turning 20!

While I’ve run across Sarah playing several times at Grey Fox and been amazed by her talent I’ve haven’t been all that familiar with her music. Follow Me Down is Sarah”s sophomore follow up to her acclaimed Song In My Head debut. And as with her first album Sarah co-produced with Gary Paczosa. Gary produced


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