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CONVERSATION: Rodney Dillard

I was contacted recently by a publicist for Rodney Dillard, who has released a new digital album on Pinecastle titled Old Road New Again.  Rodney’s band for the project includes the current Dillards, plus Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Herb Pederson, … Continue reading

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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. -Peter ————————– Library of Congress Gets a Mile of Music By LARRY ROHTER Published: January 9, 2011 The Library 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 … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Mike Seeger and the NLCR

The following from my Albuquerque friend, Wayne Shrubsall: MIKE SEEGER 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, … Continue reading

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