February 2024 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Terry Baucom // Photo by laci mack

Terry Baucom

By Derek Halsey

The Duke of Drive Leaves Behind a Powerful Legacy in the Bluegrass World The old…

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Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin at home in San Francisco, 1987. // Photo by Eric Thompson

Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin 

By Jon Hartley Fox

Deeply Traditional, Highly Original The saga of the musical careers of Jody Stecher and Kate…

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The Dirty Grass Players, (l to r) Ben Kolakowski, Connor Murray, Alex Berman, and Ryan Rogers play a sold-out album release show at the Recher Theatre in Maryland. // Photo by Liz Pappas (Barley Moon Photography)

On The Fringe

By Tim Newby

Bands Blurring the Lines of Bluegrass The idea of the grand voyager can invoke many…

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Andy Leftwich


Photo courtesy of Crossroads Label Group During the latter part of 2023, four-time Grammy-winning fiddler…

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Full Cord Bluegrass (left to right): Eric Langejans , Ricky Mier, Todd Kirchner, Brian Oberlin and Grant Flack. // Photo by Scott Simontacchi

Full Cord Bluegrass Cambium

By Nancy Posey

With the release of Full Cord’s new album Cambium, fans may have to turn to…

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The Sound

Jody Hughes

By Dan Miller

Online Lessons for Guitar and Banjo While researching an article that I wrote about Allen…

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Has Eastman Brought Affordability TO Bluegrass Guitars?

By David McCarty

Photos by Bud Osborne Eastman Music Company, over the last decade or so, has quietly…

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I’ll Take Love

By Casey L. Penn

Louisa Branscomb and Dale Ann Bradley A song can create an out-of-body experience, not only for…

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The Venue

The AFBA mural on display, painted by D. E. Johnson in 1978. Photo by Jamie Plain


By Carly Smith

In June, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum unveiled a new exhibition highlighting…

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Lucketts Community Center

Bluegrass at the Lucketts Community Center

By Gary Reid

Fifty Years and Counting Photos courtesy of Jeff Ludin, Lucketts Community Center For many bluegrass…

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