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The Paschall Brothers, an a cappella gospel quartet based in Chesapeake with ties to Newport News, has won a prestigious prize from the National Endowment for the Arts. The group, led by the Rev. Tarrence Paschall, will receive one of nine 2012 NEA...
Tags: Arts, Music, B.B. King, Artists, International Organizations
How to Grow a Band May 11&12, and 18 & 19, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org For anyone looking to gain practical music-business insights from watching How to Grow a Band — a new documentary about the Punch...
Earl Scruggs died last week and though not a Kentucky boy, his banjo playing was so elemental to what we now know as bluegrass that it defines our indigenous music. There is much more that defined the man, but most important is the hard picking banjo...
Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...
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Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
WGN NewsBluegrass legend and banjo innovator Earl Scruggs died of natural causes on March 28 at a Nashville hospital. He was 88-years-old. Scruggs' son, Gary Scruggs who played the bass guitar with his father, said that he had been in failing health for some...
People talk all the time about artists painting a picture of a certain place or people with their songs. Few artists actually do it well and even fewer do it as well as William Elliot Whitmore. According to his bio, William Elliot Whitmore was born...
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WGN NewsCheck out the complete list of nominees for this year's Grammy Awards. Tune in on Sunday February 12 at 8/7c to see if your predictions were right. Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Holocene Bon Iver Grenade Bruno Mars The Cave...
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Lehigh Valley MusicBanjo extraordinaire Tony Trischka was certainly that – extraordinary – at Listen Live! Music’s final show Saturday at the location at which it was founded Upper Milford Township Municipal Center. But what made the show so enjoyable...
Pop & HissEarl Scruggs: Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs has died at 88....
Pop & HissRemembering bluegrass banjo player Earl Scruggs, who died on Wednesday at age 88. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explores the legendary American musician's influence....
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