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2011-07-05 10:00:00

CHILMARK, Mass., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Martin, who has garnered worldwide acclaim as a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician, recently added music journalist to his resume. Martin interviews banjo player and composer Tony Ellis in the July issue of The Banjo Newsletter. In a wide-ranging conversation, Martin queries the Ohio-based banjo player about his influences, and how his style has evolved from the early 1960s, when he spent two years with the legendary Bill...

2011-06-11 00:00:29

Innovative online music academy with two-way Video Exchangeâ“ž¢ lessons allows a new generation of bluegrass, roots and country musicians to learn banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass directly from the masters. Napa, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Bluegrass, roots and country musicians from Memphis to Melbourne will now be able to deepen their knowledge of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and upright bass online from a roster of award-winning Bluegrass luminaries...

2011-05-04 13:44:00

CHICAGO and RAAMSDONKSVEER, Netherlands, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Performing their all-original American Roots Music in the Louisiana Zydeco Tradition, MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies will headline Europe's 19th International Cajun & Zydeco Festival, 21-22 May, 2011, in Raamsdonksveer, NL! This exciting and innovative music from their newest album, "25 Years of Inducing Wild Behavior," will be highlighted at one of the world's largest and renowned festivals that celebrate American...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'