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Charlie Moore

Reprinted From Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine January 1973, Volume 7, Number 7 Among the people who have given bluegrass music some of its important milestones, Charlie Moore ranks among the pioneers. Though North Carolina has produced a number of the giants among bluegrass, South Carolina also had its share including Don Reno and Charlie Moore. Statistics:…

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Acoustic Disc Downloads Being a long-time lover of great guitar playing, I’ve often tried to seek out the best of the best. I thought I’d heard all there was until I discovered the world of the flatpicking virtuosos. Two of the legends, Tony and Wyatt Rice have come together in this incomparable work of Americana,…

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Making The Connection

The band’s name is taken from the town of Roxboro, North Carolina where the band is based. Formed by mandolinist Ricky Stroud, the group includes Cliff Waddell (guitar), Bailey Moore (bass), David Nance (resonator guitar), and Ronald Smith (banjo). Both Stroud and Waddell are veterans of the Hagar’s Mountain boys, while Smith played a long…

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Lead and Iron

Henhouse Prowlers’ tenth album Lead and Iron brings the same high-energy excitement to the recording that fans know to expect from their live performances. Not surprisingly, the songs not only reflect the band members’ life experiences as touring musicians and family men, but their experiences as world travelers in their role as Bluegrass Ambassadors through…

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Hometown Holiday

Husband and wife Darin and Brooke Aldridge breathe imagination and breath-taking soul into this gem of a Christmas album. The song list includes an array of vividly reimagined blasts from the past from the likes of Dolly Parton (“With Bells On”), The Statler Brothers (“Who Do You Think”), The Seldom Scene (“Christmas Time Back Home”),…

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A native of western North Carolina, Donnie Dobro (Donald Scott) presents here a collection of songs he has recorded and/or performed on in the past. Scott, who plays resonator guitar and guitar, has gathered and credits current and former musicians that participated on these tunes. They include wife Barbara Scott (fiddle), son Joseph Scott (mandolin),…

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