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Married To The Music

Marriage is not only marrying the right partner, but also being the right partner, it’s been said. Many of the 60.8 million pairs of married couples in the United States may wonder what that means, especially for those couples whose circumstances require frequent travel. Here, three well-known professionals in the bluegrass music industry discuss precisely what that means. They reveal ...

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Music To Wolves

Stepping away from music-industry nuts and bolts this time, I plan to share some of the interesting characters we met on my recent tour in Europe. Each gig brought note-worthy characters as well as good connections for future bookings. We began in Nancy, France, near where my cousins live, and about 1.5 hours from where my mother was born and ...

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Seedlings And Soundlings

I’ve grown up around music. It was my second language spoken in my household as a child. And I learned it much as native-born children of immigrant families do – orally and aurally. I heard the sounds and the relationships. Sure, I learned to interpret pictures of chord shapes on the guitar, and scribbled out song lyrics and place the ...

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The Quixote Project

The Quixote Project, while steeped in traditional genres, looks to blur the lines of modern music from a roots music foundation. The New Jersey based collaboration was started by Jeff Selby and fueled by a revolving cast of musicians. “They have distilled multi-genre sounds of a beachfront music festival into a remarkably cohesive live set,” said Dave Fox of Music ...

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Appalachian Roots

Anya Hinkle’s distinctive vocals set the tone for Asheville-based Appalachian roots-music band, Tellico. A native of Southwest Virginia, Anya’s native influences coupled with her worldly travels makes for a seasoned musical flavor full of honesty and heart. Both of Anya’s parents were musicians, and she grew up playing violin, singing in the church choir and playing guitar during her high ...

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When I Rise

Cary Morin is a Crow tribal member born in Billings, Montana. Cary spent the bulk of his youth in Great Falls, where he honed his musical skills picking guitar standards at neighborhood get-togethers. He eventually moved to Northern Colorado in 1989 where his professional musical career hit the ground running. Cary’s first big break came with the internationally acclaimed band, ...

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It’s In My DNA

Singer/songwriter Artie Tobia makes his home in New York, and comes from a deep pedigree of music. “My great, great grandfather played with John Philip Sousa. I had grandfathers and uncles and cousins who all had careers in music. So I got the gene and/or that bug,” he told us. Artie said he remembers writing his first song at around ...

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Juliet; Dream Girl

Although born in North Carolina, Juliet Simmons Dinallo grew up in Maine, but came of age as a musician in Boston. She now resides east of Nashville, TN, where all her life experiences influence her songwriting, singing and performance style, giving everything she does a unique expression. She was introduced to the arts and music from the beginning of her ...

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Infectious Folk

Boston, MA is home base for the Americana band, Los Goutos. Five multi-instrumentalists made up the original core of the band, three of them being singer-songwriters. Over the years the group has morphed and expanded to now include a fourth singer-songwriter (Emily Grogan), a two-piece horn section, and sometimes a fiddle. They’ve described themselves as an off-kilter and infectious concoction ...

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Guys With Guitars

Mark Wayne Glasmire was just 10 years old when his parents gave him a guitar as a Christmas present. Although now residing in Arlington, TX, Mark was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. “I always wanted to be a rock star,” he told me. A child of the 60’s, Mark grew up listening to the singer-songwriters of the day like ...

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