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The Weary Hearts

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine August, 1988, Volume 23, Number 2 If someone were to say “weary hearts” to you, you’d probably think that they were referring to a new romance novel or day-time soap opera. However, anyone familiar with bluegrass music knows of the song, “The Weary Heart You Stole Away,” recorded by the…

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Basic Scruggs Style Banjo Phrases – Part 1

In this video Dan Miller helps you to start building a Scruggs-style banjo vocabulary by teaching several common Scruggs-style phrases and demonstrating how they can be used in songs like “Cripple Creek” and “Cumberland Gap.” Tablature is provided on the Bluegrass Unlimited website Lessons page.

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187: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Alison Brown

This week we are talking with banjo player and record label owner Alison Brown.  We talk with Alison about her career in music, starting with how she became interested in the banjo and her early days in southern California up to her recent…

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Play almost ANY Song with these Three Ideas. Bluegrass Banjo

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Jim Mills

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine April 1990, Volume 24, Number 10 It was a weekday night in late September of 1988, that Doyle Lawson called. Jim Mills remembers it well. “He said, ‘Would you be interested in playing banjo for me?’ I said, ‘I sure would.’ Jim thought to himself: This is it!” Ten days…

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186: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Grace van’t Hof

This week we feature banjo player Grace van’t Hof.  Our May 2024 issue features Chris Jones on the cover and Grace currently plays banjo with Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.  We talk with Grace about learning to play the banjo, her…

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