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Tony Rice: East Meets West

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine October 1977. Volume 12, Number 4 It was a hot September evening in Louisville, Kentucky seven years ago when I first met a skinny teenage guitar player named Tony Rice. He had just landed his first job with a full-time bluegrass band and was obviously totally immersed in music. Tony’s…

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Sally Ann Forrester

The Original Bluegrass Girl Pulling Her Own Weight With the Blue Grass Boys Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine June 2000, Volume 34, Number 12 One of the standard beliefs about bluegrass music is that, in its formative years,bluegrass was “almost completely a male domain,” as Bufwack and Oermann describe itin Finding Her Voice: The Saga…

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1967 Reader Poll Results

Photos By Edwin G. Huffman Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine April 1968 (Volume 2, Number 10) My first knowledge of the BU poll, as for most other subscribers, came whenI arrived at the last page of my December issue, I’ve always wanted to know more about the kind of people interested enough in bluegrass to…

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On the Road with Jimmy Martin

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine October, 1968 — Volume 3, Number 4 Jimmy Martin is one of the most colorful and controversial artists in bluegrass music today. Over the years, he has produced some great bluegrass recordings and he stands among the giants of the music. Very little has been written accurately about this man,…

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Band On The Run – The Johnson Mountain Boys

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited MagazineVolume 16, Number 6, December 1981 “Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike,that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans…proud of our ancient heritage… ”—President John F. Kennedy January 20,1961 On a crisp winter day when the fall leaves…

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The New Grass Revival, Vol. 13 No. 5

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited MagazineNovember 1978 It was the summer of 1972 when I first heard the New Grass Revival. I was in the process of rediscovering bluegrass, a music remembered vaguely from childhood television shows at my aunt’s in Corbin, Kentucky, and vividly from my favorite first record, a worn out “78” of “Bile…

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