Latest Bluegrass music Stories

2009-08-30 13:40:04

The four children of Jimmy Martin are at odds over how the late U.S. bluegrass musician's estate should be divided, Martin's son Ray says. Ray Martin said despite a last will and testament plea by his father that his children not fight over his estate, he and his three siblings remain opposed over who will have control over the estate of the so-called King of Bluegrass, The (Nashville) Tennessean said Sunday. This is not what my dad worked all his life for, Ray Martin said of the fight over...

2009-08-11 08:00:00

NAPA, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Banjo Virtuoso Tony Trischka opened his powerful and unique online banjo school today: the Tony Trischka School of Banjo. The site integrates Tony's unparalleled 40+ years of playing and teaching banjo with the most advanced technology in online video exchange lessons. The result is the world's most powerful online banjo school, and possibly the most effective banjo school in existence. Tony's site also boasts a complete set of social networking...

2009-02-15 14:28:51

Comedian-turned-musician Steve Martin says his musical talent featured on his new U.S. album came from relaxed down-time practice sessions. Martin said while he occasionally incorporated his banjo playing in his stand-up comedy routines, his musical skills grew separately from his comedy efforts thanks to zen-like practice sessions, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Sunday. The banjo playing evolved completely differently than the comedy, Martin told the newspaper. It was always in relaxed...

2008-10-04 18:00:09

By Jade Wright MERSEYSIDE'S first bluegrass and roots music festival takes place next weekend at The Brindley, Runcorn, on Friday and Saturday. Featured artists include Tony and Bill Ellis (USA). There will also be workshops, so feel free to take your instruments. For tickets call 0151 907 8360. Log on to w ww. thebrindley.org.uk. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By Journal Staff Report New Mexico performer and Western Music Association Youth Chapter president Jim Jones and the acclaimed young music group JUBALation will perform Saturday, Oct. 4, at a fundraising concert to benefit the Youth Chapter. The WMA's youth programs encourage young people in the performance and creation of western music. The event also will feature a silent auction of items including works of popular New Mexico artists Darryl Willison and Gary Roller. JUBALation has...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

By Martin Snapp WHEN THE Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley's home for traditional folk music, moves to the city's downtown arts district next year, no one will be smiling more broadly than the co-chairman of the capital campaign, Dr. Steve Sidney of Piedmont, associate director for clinical research at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and chairman of the Alameda County Public Health Commission. So how did a busy doctor become a folkie fanatic? "I'm not," he said. "Sure, I like it,...

2008-09-18 18:00:35

Here are a few more area festivals to add to last weeks round-up of fall fests across the region. You can still find the full list online at thegazz.com. n COUNTRY ROADS FEST: Sponsored by the Ansted Lions Club, this free festival takes place at Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted this weekend. Crafters, apple butter making, food vendors with bluegrass and country music on Saturday, and gospel music on Sunday. Call 658-5212. * DOWN ON the FARM DAYS: The farming practices of yesteryear are...

2008-09-16 15:00:25

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer Classical music, bluegrass and roots music are the triple offerings of the fourth annual Shortgrass Music Festival in Cimarron this week. Pianist Lise de la Salle opens the festival with a concert Thursday at the United Methodist Church. De la Salle will perform music of W.A. Mozart, Franz Liszt and Sergei Prokofiev. A native of Cherbourg, France, she recently made her Hollywood Bowl debut. On Friday, the Spring Creek Bluegrass Band will perform...

2008-09-11 21:00:17

By Dan Craft Andy Hall, a key player on the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2007 Album of the Year, will be heading back to the 2008 awards ceremony Sept. 30, along with his five band mates. And with good reason: He and his chums in the Infamous Stringdusters are up for Best Instrumental Group of the Year at the Grand Ole Opry-based awards show. Not bad for a native New Yorker who didn't even become aware of the joys of bluegrass until his first year at Berkeley College of...

2008-09-08 12:00:19

Pictured at the 17th Annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival at the Ulster American Folk Park outside Omagh are: Pete, Patsy, and Jonathan Toman from Northern Exposure band from Lurgan Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye Aubrey Ghent from the Aubrey Ghent Band in USA at the 17th Annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival at the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh (c) 2008 Belfast Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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