Bluegrass Quadruple Plays!

Most songs and tunes in the bluegrass canon have been around the block a couple of times—to say the least. Many classics dating back to the first generation of bluegrass performers or earlier have been recorded dozens of times throughout … Read More

This Is: The Gibson Brothers

We couldn’t be more excited to have the Gibson Brothers back to the HVBA tomorrow, Saturday 22nd! Eric and Leigh have been making bluegrass together for more than three decades. Their discography reflects their deep musical connection, with harmonies that—in … Read More

It All Started With The Fiddle

. A deep dive into the hundred year journey of one fiddle tune and how it contributed to the development of Bluegrass style fiddling Video and audio reference recordings for this article have been uploaded to a YouTube playlist. Links … Read More

Then and Now: Doc Watson

Doc Watson, despite being blind since childhood, was a bluegrass visionary in all the right ways. He walked the line between centuries-old Appalachian musical traditions—owing to his upbringing in rural North Carolina—and pushing bluegrass forward alongside contemporaries like Clarence White … Read More

Who Stuck To Just ONE Instrument?

APRIL 7 , 2023 TRIVIA QUESTION Who Stuck to Just ONE Instrument? The bluegrass music masters generally have been very talented MULTI-instrumentalists. As a teenager, Sam Bush was an award-winning fiddler as well as a stunning mandolinist. In fact, he … Read More

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