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The Future of Bluegrass Festivals—An Editorial Discussion According to Me and Sam

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine January 1994, Volume 28, Number 7 What would you say if I told you that we both could go to one festival and on the same bill hear all these performers. Let’s see, there would be Alison Krauss, Michael Doucet, Beausoleil, the Seldom Scene, C.J. Chenier, California, the Basin Brothers,…

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First Annual South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival

Photos by Ed Huffman Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine February 1971, Volume 5, Number 8 Bluegrass came to South Carolina on Thanksgiving weekend November 27-29th. The festival was held at the modern and relatively new Myrtle Beach Convention Center. It offered fans a welcome-wealth of conveniences. People …. you may not believe this …. but…

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The Delmore Brothers—On The Opry

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine October 1989, Volume 24, Number 4 Without a doubt, the most popular group on the Opry in the mid-1930s was the group that became perhaps the most famous singing duo in country music history, the Delmore Brothers. They joined the show in the spring of 1933. To the casual fan,…

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Images of Bean Blossom 

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine March 1985, Volume 19, Number 9 If it weren’t for a small road sign announcing the eye-blink of a town named Bean Blossom, we might have driven the length of Indiana’s Route 135 and never noticed Bill Monroe’s place. The memories come from 1978 but Bean Blossom seems timeless to…

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Wes Golding

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine  April 1989, Volume 23, Number 10 Wesley Golding is already well known to most bluegrass fans as a key member of the 1970s supergroup Boone Creek. Highly regarded as a powerful, innovative singer and guitarist in his own right, Golding is also well remembered for his productive stints with the…

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Jim & Jesse — Reprising Their “Epic” Best

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine August 1986, Volume 21, Number 2 The fine bluegrass Jim and Jesse McReynolds recorded for Epic in the early 1960s and released on albums and 45s has long been out of print in the United States. In the early 1970s Jim and Jesse rereleased in a twin-pak consisting of replicas…

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