Review: Special Consensus Concert

Special Consensus performed at the Unitarian Fellowship of Poughkeepsie on March 10th, 2023 as part of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association concert series. This show was part of an ambitious national touring schedule that takes the band into 2024. “Special … Read More

This Is: Special Consensus

Special Consensus graces the HVBA’s stage on Friday, March 10 @ 7:30pm. We couldn’t be more excited to have one of modern bluegrass’s most storied groups pay us a visit—and when I say storied, I mean it. Special C has … Read More

Who Was NOT Bluegrass First?

This Contest is Closed The winner is Andy Bing FEBRUARY 24, 2023 TRIVIA QUESTION Who Was NOT Bluegrass First? A number of very famous musicians started out in bluegrass! Yes! It’s often said that bluegrass is the best training ground … Read More

This Is: Chris Thile

Chris Thile has worn many hats in his three-decade career on the mandolin. Starting as a bluegrass wunderkind in the 1990s, he found his stride with original innovative mandolin melodies—which he brought to the smash-hit group Nickel Creek in the … Read More

Then and Now: Jim & Jesse

Jim and Jesse are one of the most iconic of bluegrass’s first generation of pickers. The McReynolds brothers had a sound that was all their own, featuring Jim’s high tenor and Jesse’s distinctive cross-picking mandolin style. But how does their … Read More

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