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Pitching the Big Tent of Bluegrass

Pitching the Big Tent of Bluegrass

September 27, 2012 at 5:27 am

The bluegrass industry’s annual conference and festival – happening here in Nashville this week – is pulling up stakes and moving to Raleigh next year. Industry leaders say they’re aiming for a new balance in the stylistic push and pull between purists and progressives.

Bluegrass Fiddler Kenny Baker Dies

July 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

A fiddle player who influenced a generation of bluegrass music has died. Kenny Baker was 85. He played with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys for more than two decades.

Thomas Maupin, Champion Buckdancer

Thomas Maupin, Champion Buckdancer

April 12, 2011 at 2:39 am

There aren’t any drums in old-time music, but sometimes there is percussion.

IBMA Award Nominees Swing toward Tradition

August 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm

The International Bluegrass Music Association announced its award nominees in Nashville today and the list is heavy on traditional style.