End of 2020 Musings

I remember back when the Covid virus broke out in March, thinking, we may be living with this at Christmas! How true that has turned out to be, and it’s now the worst it has been. Those of us who … Read More

It’s A Bluegrass Christmas

The holidays is (usually) a time for coming together to enjoy the music of the season. Bluegrass is no exception, and Christmas songs are often a favorite subject for bluegrass artists. From the genre’s forefathers like Ralph Stanley to modern … Read More

Message from Mike Foley, HVBA President

A few words from the HVBA President, deep in his bunker in Washington, D.C.: A French news site recently published obituaries of several dozen prominent figures, including Pele, Clint Eastwood, and Queen Elizabeth. Rest easy; they’re not dead. Most major … Read More

Bluegrass Masters: Guitar

“The dreadnought guitar is the backbone of bluegrass music, and bluegrass guitarists are among the genre’s most talented vanguards. Early bluegrass guitarists like Doc Watson and Clarence White made opening arguments about the guitar’s place as a leading instrument in … Read More

Dolores Tubbs: 1928-2020

The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association mourns the passing of Dolores Tubbs. She was 91. Dolores was a founding member of the HVBA and served for many years as our Secretary and Membership Coordinator. Dolores was the first to answer founder … Read More

The Harry Smith B-Sides

Blog Post #10 discussed The Anthology of American Folk Music, consisting of 84 recordings of folk, old time, blues, Cajun, and gospel music originally released in the 1920s and early 1930s. These recordings were collected and annotated by disc collector … Read More

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