February 2021 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Jesse McReynolds holding his mandolin while sitting in a cozy chair

Jesse McReynolds Opry Memories

By Nancy Cardwell

Photos By Michael Gomez After the passing of Jan Howard last March, Bluegrass Hall of…

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Black and white photo of Stephen Mougin performing on stage with his guitar

Stephen Mougin is No Ordinary Soul

By Bill Conger

Photo By Elliot Lopes Stephen Mougin doesn’t live up to the title of his debut…

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Black and white close up photo of Larry's face

Open Up Your Mind & Free the Music

By Tim Newby

“For the first little while you have to find something to keep yourself busy,” explains…

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(left to right) Richard Kleese, Jimmy Drummond, Norman Racey, Richard "Buggs" Frank, Jamie Thomas pose for a photo with their instruments

The Five of a Kind

By Bill Foster

40 Years of Picking Traditional Bluegrass For 40 years, the Five of a Kind bluegrass…

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Daryl rests his arm on a swinging bench while posing for a photo

Daryl Mosely Flies Solo

By Bill Conger

Photos by Shelley Swanger Despite his lengthy career in music, veteran bluegrass artist Daryl Mosley…

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The Sound

Employees working on violins in the shop

The Violin Shop

By Chris Thiessen

Photos By Shelley Swanger Providing a combination of sales, repairs, rentals, workshops, performances, and musical…

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Photo of a J model mandolin on a stand in a photo studio

Will Kimble J Model Mandolin

By David McCarty

Photos By Bud Osborne Modern bluegrass mandolin players differ in many ways from their predecessors.…

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The Venue

Bobby Osborne, JD Crowe, and Del McCoury singing and playing their instruments together on stage

Family Traditions: Festival of the Bluegrass

By Matt Wickstrom

Nearly half a century ago the late Bob (1929-2019) and Jean (1929-2015) Cornett started Festival…

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