January 2023 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Photo by Lance Velarde Photography

David Parmley 

By Dan Miller

“Wha’d I Miss?” Photo by Lance Velarde Photography David Parmley gained a reputation as one…

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Photo by Pam Jones

Edgar Loudermilk

By Bob Webster

Two Decades  of Roads Traveled Edgar Loudermilk…Edgar Loudermilk…you might be thinking to yourself—I know I’ve…

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The Sound

Larry Rice with J.D. Crowe and the Kentucky Mountain Boys—Left to right) Bobby Sloane, J.D. Crowe, Larry Rice, Doyle Lawson. photo by Jack A. Cobb

Larry Rice and His 1959 F-5 Gibson Mandolin

By Lee Kotick

This article provides an insight into Larry Prentis Rice and his mandolin, and contains anecdotal…

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Kimber Ludiker

By Dan Miller

Introducing Kids to Bluegrass Music One of the best ways to ensure that bluegrass music…

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photos by David McCarty

Picker’s Paradise Celebrates

By David McCarty

A Half Century of Great Music For fifty iterations since 1972, the legendary Walnut Valley…

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The Venue

photos by Jeromie Stephens

Blue Highway Fest

By Derek Halsey

Begins in the Heart of Appalachia Wherever you put your chair at Blue Highway Fest,…

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photos by Dale Cahill

Friends Don’t Let Friends Start Bluegrass Festivals…Or Do They?

By Dale McCurry

The Challenges of Running and Starting a Bluegrass Festival After over thirty years of attending…

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