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This Actually Happened: Boy Playing the Banjo in a Tree for Tips

I had just purchased a terrible coffee with some not terrible chocolate covered espresso beans and was sitting outside in Black Mountain, North Carolina when a banjo started to play somewhere. 317 more words


Jam Session!

What is a jam session?  It is a musical event, process, or activity where musicians play (“jam”) by improvising.  At a typical folk music or Bluegrass jam, players in the group take turns choosing a tune to play and the key to play it in. 199 more words

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Pokey the Preservationist

Last Friday I was sitting outside on a beautiful summer day at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival, listening to Pokey LaFarge.

Yesterday evening, I was skimming some YouTube videos to learn more about Pokey’s music when I came across a TedX talk entitled… 147 more words

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An Amazing Day of Music at Red Wing

Saturday at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival was one of those days when the music starts off great and then – when you think it can’t possibly be sustained – it keeps getting better.  980 more words

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Pokey Laps the Field at Day One of Red Wing

The second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival in spectacular Natural Chimneys Park began on Friday afternoon under a beautiful summer sky.  The promise of the… 654 more words

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Ryman Bluegrass Nights

If you’re hankering for some good old-time bluegrass music, you are in luck. The high lonesome sound of bluegrass is said to have been born on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, and is returning to its birthplace Thursday nights in July, in… 121 more words


Bluegrass Music

The Bluegrass Area of Kentucky wouldn’t be the same without its music. My Grandfather, Ernest Curry, played the banjo and the fiddle. My Uncle Bob Curry played the finest mandolin I have ever heard. 607 more words