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Bluegrass: Country Soul

1971 was a banner year for bluegrass music. It had come of age the decade before, following its invention as a musical style by Bill Monroe in the mid-1940s. Little known, except by country music fans for its first twenty … Continue reading

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A mile of recordings for the Library of Congress

Here’s a column from the NY Times earlier this month.  I’ll post a few thoughts in the comments section below.
Library of Congress Gets a Mile of Music
Published: January 9, 2011
The Library of Congress has begun taking possession of … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Pier turns 100 today

The Southern California pier has been a great music venue over the years, and served as a host to the renewed Ash Grove for a period of eleven months.
My fondest recollection of the pier was a public performance I did … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Mike Seeger and the NLCR

The following from my Albuquerque friend, Wayne Shrubsall:
Wayne Shrubsall . . . Indiana born and bred, I became interested in Southern music via pop folk in 1959; from the Kingston Trio, I began listening to the Weavers, and then … Continue reading

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Mike Seeger 1933 – 2009

After a long struggle with cancer, Mike Seeger died peacefully last Friday, August 7th, in his Lexington, Virginia home, surrounded by his wife, family, and friends.

Mike Seeger with John Cohen, 1963 (Peter Feldmann photo)
Best known perhaps for his role … Continue reading

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