HVBA Adds New Board Members

The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association Board of Directors, at their January 2021 meeting, unanimously selected Andy Bing and Bruno Bruzzese to join them as members of the Association. Before his move to Albany, NY, Andy was a regular attendee at … Read More

January 15, 2021 Trivia Question

This Contest is Closed The winners are:Mike SassanoWayne FugateLarry MandonGeorge NascaMike FowlerVinny NugentAndy Bing click to enlarge January 15, 2021 TRIVIA QUESTION What bluegrass performer helped Emmy Lou Harris establish her “bona fides” in the traditional country and bluegrass music … Read More

Then and Now: Flatt & Scruggs

Flatt and Scruggs are the other fathers of bluegrass. Earl Scruggs’ banjo playing—with his signature three-finger style—practically reinvented the instrument, while Lester Flatt’s singing and songwriting set a bedrock for the genre in the 1950s. Naturally, many of their greatest … Read More

This Is: Tony Rice

Tony Rice tragically passed away far too young at the age of 69 on Christmas Day. It is impossible to overstate the effect Tony had on acoustic music, not to mention bluegrass—and to this day, he has no true equal … Read More

Tony Rice 1951-2020

  by Ricky Skaggs Sometime during Christmas morning while making his coffee, our dear friend and guitar hero Tony Rice passed from this life and made his swift journey to his heavenly home. It’s still quite a shock to the … Read More

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