Review: Robert Hale – Blue Haze

What brings an artist to bluegrass? Robert Hale shows us with his great new CD, Blue Haze. Over the years, Hale has gained attention for his world class musicianship, performing with countless musicians. His background includes playing at the Grand … Read More

October 16 Trivia Question

October 16 TRIVIA QUESTION Where did the great band Hot Rize get their name? A. Colorado hot air balloon festival B. A pun on a Lebanese word for fancy neckties (bassist Nick Forster was born in Beirut) C. From the … Read More

From Blue Grass to Bluegrass: Week 8

The Stanley Brothers And The Beginnings of a Genre The mid-1940s edition of Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, featuring banjoist Earl Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt, is generally thought of as the “original” bluegrass band. It was “original” … Read More

October 9 Trivia Question

This Contest is Closed The winner is Andy Bing October 9 TRIVIA QUESTION There are more bluegrass biographies out there than most readers suspect. You can learn a LOT about founding figures of bluegrass in books. Also of course via … Read More

IBMA 2020 Bluegrass Music Awards

Well, IBMA (the International Bluegrass Music Assoc.) just held their annual Awards Show — “virtually” and completely on-line due to the Covid pandemic. I watched it on a live Facebook link, and listened to it on Sirius/XM Bluegrass Junction. However, … Read More

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