February 2023 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Little Roy Lewis

By Sandy Hatley

The Entertainer Photo by Gary Hatley Legendary performer, Ronnie Reno, readily agreed, “Little Roy Lewis…

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Jaelee Roberts

By Bill Conger

Someone Bluegrass Can Count On Photo by Sandlin Gaither At just 21 years old, Jaelee…

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The Onlies—(left to right) Sami Braman, Riley Calcagno, Vivian Leva, and Leo Shannon.

New Growth on an Old Vine

By Jon Hartley Fox

Photos by Johnny Calcagno There is no groove in American music quite as deep as…

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The Sound

Aleyas Mandolins

By David McCarty

A Gem From Coal Country’s Deep Heart Photo by Callie Thomas In today’s hyper-competitive custom…

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Oh, Me Of Little Faith

By Casey L. Penn

In my continuous journey to find and highlight exceptional songwriting, I arrived this month on…

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RBR Entertainment  Rises Like A Phoenix

By Vicki Dean

A new record label launched by longtime songwriting collaborators Billy Droze and Chris Myers is…

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Learning By Ear Course

By Dan Miller

Learning how to play a musical instrument by ear is a skill that is vital…

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The Venue

Danny Stewart (bottom right with singer/guitarist Greg Blake sitting behind him) at a jam session on the Alaska bluegrass cruise in 2017.

A Passion for Promoting

By Dan Miller

Nearly seventy-eight years after Earl Scruggs first joined Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Chubby Wise, and…

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