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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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Sam Bush, New Grass Revival and Leon Russell

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited MagazineVolume 8, Number 4, October 1973 I had heard that this young group of bluegrass pickers from my own hometown was fronting rock Superstar Leon Russell on his tours, and that they were something else. Leon Russell and bluegrass? The New Grass Revival? Local, huh? From right here in Louisville? Yep….

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The New Grass Revival, Vol. 6 No. 10

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited MagazineApril 1972 I had the distinct pleasure of seeing this group on Feb. 27 at Anderson, Ind. in the Coonhunters Club, a local building that is being used for bluegrass and country shows. Jim Clark presents the Country Jamboree each Sat. nite and John Keeney had arranged the show on Sunday…

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Re-printed from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine from a four-part series run in 1967 and 1968     Radio McGill series. Interviews conducted by Doug Benson. Series researched, written, produced and announced by Doug Benson (with production & technical assistance from Richard Adams and a cast of thousands). Following is the first installment of a series containing material transcribed…

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