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November 2020

The Tradition

Notes & Queries – November

By Walt Saunders

NOTES In the August 2020 “Notes & Queries,” we fielded a query about the jam-session favorite and popular bluegrass number, “Love Please Come Home,” and its writer Leon Jackson. Leon,…

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Preston Thompson's guitar with his name

Guitar Shop Honors Master Luthier Preston Thompson

By Dan Miller

A number of today’s top bluegrass guitar players are playing guitars that have been built by the crew at Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters, Oregon.  The Master Luthier who started this company, Preston…

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No, You Back Up

By Mike Gorrell

Bill Monroe was not only known for his music but also for his one-line words of wisdom. “It ain’t no part of nothin’,” “Pie please,” and “You can’t hurt ham,”…

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The Artists

Lindsay Lou sits on a stool and smiles at the camera

Lindsay Lou

By Matt Wickstrom

Pushing The Boundaries Of Bluegrass Photos By Scott Simontacchi A modern day pioneer consistently pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Lindsay Lou‘s music is truly ahead of the times, but she…

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BeckyBuller celebrates on stage

Becky Buller

By Bill Conger

Powerful Original Bluegrass Music Photos By Jason Myers For most of her life, eight-time IBMA award winner Becky Buller has been in a band, but she has been sidelined since…

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Tim Safford group pose for a picture with their instruments in hand

Songwriting In The Quarantine

By Chris Thiessen

Photo By Ben Bateson Tim Stafford was named IBMA Songwriter of the Year in 2014 and 2017, tapped for co-writing the IBMA Song of the year in 2008, and in…

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The Sound

Close up photo of a banjo

From Kentucky to Maine

By Carly Smith

Jimmy Cox Defines Quality And Craftsmanship Photos By Jamie Alexander 1,100 miles and 60 years perfecting a craft. From Wolf Creek, Kentucky to Topsham, Maine, banjo maker and innovator Jimmy…

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David Harvey

By Tim May

Gibson Master Luthier Photos By Jake’s Visuals The Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, is legendarily linked to a Gibson F-5 mandolin. Its label was signed on July 9, 1923 by…

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The Venue

Bluegrass on the Grass

By Josh Imes

Celebrating 25 Years of Success Photos By A. Pierce Bounds As early as 1802, Pennsylvania was referred to as the Keystone State. This designation was placed on Pennsylvania due to…

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The 2020 IBMA Hall of Fame Class

By Derek Halsey

A Diverse Genre Celebrates Both Ends of the Spectrum While Honoring A Legendary Venue In one of the most eventful years in history, a time that has seen the onset…

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