April 2023 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Tina Adair

By Bill Conger

Embarks on Next Career Chapter Photo by Terry Wyatt Considering her family history, there’s little…

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Mighty Poplar (left to right): Alex Hargreaves (fiddle), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), Andrew Marlin (mandolin), Greg Garrison (bass). Photo by Brian Carroll

Mighty Poplar

By Tim Newby

“I was sitting with my bluegrass ensemble I teach at CU Denver and we were…

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East Nash Grass (left to right): Cory Walker, Gaven Largent, Jeff Picker, Harry Clark, Maddie Denton, James Kee. Photo by Jeff Fasano

East Nash Grass

By Bob Allen

When it comes to bluegrass venues, Nashville has long been a barren desert. For years,…

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Photo by Andrea Ball, Make Welcome Entertainment

Lori King

By Nancy Cardwell

Queen Bee of Iowa Bluegrass  Lori King, band leader of Lori King and Junction 63, has…

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The Sound

Irene Kelley and Peter Cooper // Photo Courtesy NSAIIrene Kelley and Peter Cooper // Photo Courtesy NSAI

You Don’t Run Across My Mind

By Casey L. Penn

“I open every set with it, just about,” said Irene Kelley of “You Don’t Run…

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Billy Blue Recording Artists Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. // Photo by Stacie Huckeba

Billy Blue Records

By Bill Conger

Builds Successful Bluegrass Label “If you build it, they will come.” That signature line from…

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Photo by Madison Thorn

Tim May

By Chris Thiessen

Bluegrass Renaissance Man Photos by Madison Thorn  The small village of Pegram, Tennessee sits about…

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The Venue

The Jimmy Martin exhibit case currently on display at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky

Daring to Be Different

By Carly Smith

Photo by Jamie Plain Determination and a Dream Icons are created by following their own…

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