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Currently emerging with his debut EP whose title, I Was Born, boldly asserts his presence as a compelling new voice on the traditional American roots music scene, Andy Ferrell grew up in the small Blue Ridge Mountain town of Boone, North Carolina,
The North Carolina House honored music legend and native son Doc Watson with a resolution Thursday. Lawmakers said the late guitarist forever changed the genres of folk, blues, country and bluegrass with his signature style and voice. Born in Deep
Since 2002 the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress chooses a number of songs that they deem are worthy of preservaton due to their cultural, artistic, and historic importance. This year's recipients range from 1918 to
E-mail Bluegrass music might not be his area of expertise, but acclaimed county singer Gene Watson will be performing at the Palatka Bluegrass Festival, which starts next week. Not only is Watson performing at the three-day festival, which starts on
Submit this story Steve Peregrin Took (Tyrannosaurus Rex) He was the bongo boy who bailed before UK glamsters T Rex munched all in their path during 1971 but this was the lesser of two major errors of judgement in Steve Peregrin Took's short life.
As Emmylou Harris walked out on stage Sunday to close the 12th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, as she has every year, a light ocean breeze picked up, signaling the end of a great musical weekend. "There's no place
It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons and friends colored the International Bluegrass Music Awards. The Gibson Brothers won top honors of entertainer of the year and joined Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice as the only multiple
Returning to Tennessee for some rest after the Telluride Bluegrass festival, Sam Bush found himself surrounded by activity. The king of newgrass was surrounded by contractors gutting and remodeling two bathrooms in his home of 13 years...Bush has
For the third time in as many years, the three-day Vacaville Blues Festival, which started Friday at CreekWalk and continues today at Town Square, keeps alive and well this uniquely American musical idiom, a folk music rooted in Negro spirituals and
After releasing 10 well-received albums during an acclaimed 20-year solo career, Sonny Landreth wanted to up the creative ante and try something more adventurous for his next project...The Louisiana-based guitarist elected to make his latest effort, "