April 2024 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Mike Scott with his Sullivan Banjo at the Grand Ole Opry. // Photo by Brenda Scott

Mike Scott

By Sandy Hatley

50 YEARS OF BANJO You might call Mike Scott of Gallatin, Tennessee, a golden boy.…

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Michael Prewitt // Photo by Alex Sutton

An Interview with Special Consensus Mandolinist 

By Alexandra Morris

Michael Prewitt Special Consensus mandolin player Michael Prewitt grew up on an old tobacco farm…

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Water Tower // Photo by David k. Cupp

On The Fringe

By Tim Newby

Bands Blurring the Lines of Bluegrass “I tell people we are the tradition of bluegrass,…

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Photos by kim brantley

Dave Adkins


Pours his Heart Out on Stage “This is the boss of the family; she’s 17,”…

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The Sound

The Only Sunshine

By Casey L. Penn

By Jody Stecher Beautiful and unusual instrumentation, rare points of view, and intricate, natural imagery…

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Sullivan Banjos

By Sandy Hatley

Putting The Fun In Banjos All Photos Courtesy of Eric Sullivan “Banjos = fun” is the…

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Randy Lanham teaching a guitar class. // All Photos courtesy of Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Bluegrass Music: Coming Full Circle

By Deb Fillman

An Interview with Randy Lanham, Education Director, Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum How…

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The Venue

The barn with its new donated roof. //  Photo by Jack Poston

Bluegrass from a Coffee Can

By Dennis Goodwin

The 60th Anniversary of Suwanee, Georgia’s Everett’s Music Barn “We had a lot of company”…

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