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So it's time to count your blessings on Thanksgiving. Yeah, it's been a strange year, but it's essential to remember the good stuff because that's what makes the rest worthwhile, right? So feel free to make yourself a turkey sandwich and munch along...
The weather has been occasionally inhospitable in the past month, at least by our wimpy Sunshine State standards, but soon it will be spring and there's no better time to be outdoors in Florida. That also means it's the perfect time of year for outdoor...
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....
Pop & HissEarl Scruggs created a foundation for progressive musicians to build on. Bela Fleck is an example of one who took the banjo to new heights because of what Earl Scruggs created before him....
Soundboard Music Blog - Orlando SentinelWith apologies to Les Paul, Eric Clapton or any other guitar hero you could name, it would be well nigh impossible to find anyone who singularly became identified with a musical genre and a particular instrument more than Earl Scruggs. Scruggs and his...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Corbett administration approved a $3 million grant this summer to The Second Mile, the charity founded by accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, despite knowing about the investigation into the former Penn State...
Lehigh Valley MusicRicky Skaggs plays wonderful traditional bluegrass music – blindingly fast mandolin enveloped in other instrumentation that captures the very air of Appalachia and accounts for six of the eight Grammy Awards he’s won since 2000. Skaggs and his...
Pop & HissCould it really be that in this age of pop music, often built on calculation and manipulation, that thereâ€™s still a place for bona-fide innocence? There is, at least in the parallel musical universe that producer T Bone Burnett is......
Pop & HissThis Sunday, Steve Martin headlines the final night of the Bluegrass Situation, a four-night festival curated by fellow actor and fellow banjo enthusiast Ed Helms. If it’s anything like the concert Martin did at the same festival last year, you........
Pop & HissVocal harmony has played a crucial role in country music dating back to those wondrous vocal blends of the Carter Family in the ' 20s and even earlier, and Stagecoach audiences were exposed to an invigorating variety of ways to......
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