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2011-08-16 09:42:00

OWENSBORO, Ky., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame who can still travel will perform with their respective bands during the International Bluegrass Music Museum's Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration, September 12, 13 & 14, 2011. The 3-day celebration takes place at the International Bluegrass Music Museum and RiverPark Center's Cannon Hall in Owensboro, KY. The event celebrates the life and 100th birthday of Bill Monroe, popularly known as...

2011-08-05 07:10:00

ARDEN, N.C., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Home recording artists Darin & Brooke Aldridge team up with Choice USA Beverage, a major distributor of Sundrop for over 55 years. Darin and Brooke will assist the company's community outreach and charitable efforts as they promote their new album, So Much In Between. "We were impressed with not only their talent but with their character and personalities," says Sam Robinson, VP Sales & Marketing of Choice USA Beverage. "Just as...

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...

2011-05-15 00:02:31

Bluegrass fans around the world will soon be able to learn fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, and guitar online directly from some of the biggest names in bluegrass music with the launch of the new Academy of Bluegrass. Napa, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 The ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass consists of: The School of Banjo with Tony Trischka, School of Guitar with Bryan Sutton, School of Fiddle with Darol Anger, School of Bass with Missy Raines and School of Mandolin with Mike Marshall. Each school...

2011-04-29 06:45:00

ARDEN, N.C., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Home Music, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, Inc., celebrates the very rare occurrence of garnering two #1 Bluegrass chart toppers in the same month. Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, which publishes the definitive radio airplay charts for Bluegrass music, has announced their May 2011 charts. Trains I Missed by Balsam Range tops the BU Singles Airplay Chart for the month, while The Boxcars' self-titled CD takes the #1...

2011-04-07 07:30:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Home Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson will be in Nashville on Saturday to debut his new album, Drive Time. His band will be performing songs from the new release on the Grand Ole Opry and at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop. Before their Grand Ole Opry performance, Doyle and his group will make an in-store appearance, Saturday from 2-4 p.m., at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Music Valley Drive in Nashville, TN to autograph copies of the new...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'