Roots Of Bluegrass—Brother Duets

The pop and country music worlds lost another iconic musician with the recent death of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers, who were probably the most influential of the brother vocal harmony duet acts of the last century. (Don’s brother … Read More

The Gibson Brothers

click photo to enlarge – photos by Tobey Sandford In a March column about the “big tent” of bluegrass I discussed some of the reasons that I don’t care for a lot of contemporary bluegrass. My main complaint was that, … Read More

Pete Seeger and Bluegrass

In his very long life, long-time Hudson Valley resident Pete Seeger made a name for himself as, among many other things, an iconic (probably the iconic) folk singer and banjo player. Pete was known to everybody, even those who didn’t … Read More

Newgrass Pioneer Cliff Waldron

Beginning in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Washington DC area was home to several bands that were expanding the boundaries of bluegrass repertoire. The Country Gentlemen and the Seldom Scene both performed songs from outside traditional bluegrass sources, including … Read More

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