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  • If You Wanna Get To Heaven

    My high school years were in the 70s and 80s. I grew up in a rural, agricultural community and atten...

  • Covered In Style

    A few years ago my wife and I made our annual trek to MerleFest, where thousands gather every April ...

  • Bill Collings; On Making Guitars

    My road to Collings guitars started about 15 years ago when the then product manager at Takamine gui...

  • Beyond Appalachian Music

    Sometimes we lovers of Americana string music and its associated entertaining pleasures do not take ...

  • Pickin’ With Jenny

    A plectrum can be a thin flat piece of slightly flexible material held by or worn on the fingers and...

  • Best Fest In Parson’s

    In 2004, John and Joyce Bowers decided to host a little one day Bluegrass festival on the property o...

  • Copper Tones Making Soul Grass

    South Florida roots music band, The Copper Tones serve up their own recipe of soul, rock, and Americ...

  • Sister’s Birthday Sparks Band

    Brothers Michael (guitar and vocals), Charlie (bass and vocals) and Mark (vocals) make up the trio c...

  • Jake Bartley

    South Carolina is the home state for the group of guys who call themselves, The Jake Bartley Band. E...

  • Irish Roots and Folk Traditions

    Danny Burns began his career as a traveling folksinger nearly 20 years ago, working both in the US a...

  • The Carter Scratch

    They didn’t call her Mother Maybelle for nuthin.’ Nope. In addition to being the mother of three gir...

  • Jeff Scroggins and Colorado

    Jeff Scroggins grew up in a very small farming town in Dibble Oklahoma, milking cows on a dairy farm...

  • Without Riddle, Where Would The Music Be?

    When the poet said, “No man is an island,” I believe he meant that while our efforts lead to our suc...

  • Birth Of Country Music

    Recently, we here at the magazine became aware of a press release from the Public Broadcasting Syste...

  • Delnora Reed

    Performing roots, country and folk music in her own unique way is what sets Delnora Reed apart. And ...

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Volume Five

At the influence of his father, northern Mississippi’s Glen Harrell started playing guitar when he ...

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