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  • songwriting

    Before The Words

    Teaching songwriting these days has opened up a whole new world for my personal songwriting. A good ...

  • women

    Women Bluegrass Pioneers

    Recently, at the International Bluegrass Music Association gathering in Raleigh, NC, the AR folks st...

  • local-Jams

    Lovin’ The Local Jam

    While the masses of music lovers gather at music festivals all summer long, and congregate in renova...

  • mountainfaith

    Bluegrass Garage Band

    Summer “Brooke” McMahan graduates from college in December (2017). Most young folks in that position...

  • sweet-sweet

    Sweet Sweet

    Jeremy Dunham and Kerrine Gifford hail from South Carolina. This musical duo brings a fresh and invi...

  • lesbohem

    Are You Ready …

    Les Bohem says he was part of the great Los Angeles music scare of the early 1980s.  We asked Les wh...

  • normburnet

    It Don’t Get Any Better

    Norm Burnet is no stranger to the music business. Although It Don’t Get Better Than This! is his fir...

  • macwiseman

    Hangin’ With Mac

    When I was a young kid in the late 1940s, a local radio station, WSVA-AM, aired live country music d...

  • shapenotesinging

    Singing In The Glen

    Not long ago, I had the sad mission of attending the graveside service for the husband of a friend. ...

  • doylelawson

    Bluegrass Music Icon Doyle Lawson

    I got the chance to speak with Doyle Lawson nearly 10 years ago. As we settled in again for a quick ...

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