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November 2022

The Tradition

Notes & Queries – November 2022

By Gary Reid

Queries Q: “In the early 1990s, I was a young man living in Richmond, Indiana, near the Ohio state line. Bluegrass music was nowhere on my radar until, by accident,…

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The Artists

Tray Wellington

By Derek Halsey

Proud to Continue the Two-Century Tradition of Black Banjo Players When Bill Monroe was a young man, he befriended, played with and even did gigs with the Black guitarist Arnold…

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Hawktail: Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Jordan Tice, Dominick Leslie Photo by Shelby M’lynn Mick


By Mike England

String Driven Adventures Those well-known words written by poet Robert Frost from “The Road Not Taken” could have been written with the group Hawktail in mind.  Listening to their music…

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The Stillhouse Junkies (left to right): Alissa Wolf, Cody Tinnin, Fred Kosak. Photo by Renee Cornue

Stillhouse Junkies Release Small Towns as They Ride the Momentum

By Nancy Posey

Stillhouse Junkies recently returned from a European tour—just a couple of years later than they had planned. Back in early March of 2020, they played a big release party for…

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Darol Anger // Photo by Bob McClenahan

Bluegrass, Blurgrass & Everything in Between

By Bluegrass Unlimited

A Conversation with Darol Anger & Mike Fiorito After seeing him perform at the 2022 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, I had the good fortune to chat with contemporary string music innovator…

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Sam Bush

By Derek Halsey

Life at 70 Means Honoring a Mentor and Friend From the Past Photo by Shelly Swanger When you reach your 70th birthday, as Sam Bush did in April of 2022, many…

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The Sound

Jason Keiser // photo by richard Le

Jason Keiser

By Dan Miller

Carrying On The Jazz Grass Tradition Some readers are going to look at the title to this article and take exception to the words “Jazz Grass” and “tradition” being used…

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2022 Talent Directory

By Bluegrass Unlimited

The Bluegrass Unlimited Annual Talent Directory lists all artists and bands that requested inclusion in this directory. If you are a performing artist or are in a band and would…

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The Venue

The Stillhouse Junkies performing at the 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival

Return To Form

By Dan Shaw

Hartford Memorial Festival Welcomes Back Crowds Following Two-year Interruption A two-year hiatus because of COVID-19, and a change of venue, did little to hinder the 10th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival…

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The Dan Tyminski band performing in 2022 Photo by Tom Beck

Piedmont Council Of Traditional Music

By Jack Bernhardt

“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead From September 27 through October…

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