July 2023 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Lovin’ of the Game

By Mike Fiorito

Photo by Amy Richmond Michael Cleveland is a well-recognized bluegrass fiddle master. Originally from Henryville, Indiana,…

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Alison Brown

By Mike England

No Boundaries Photo by Russ Harrington She has been called a Renaissance woman and a…

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Walkin’ in My Shoes

By Jon Hartley Fox

Photo by Irene Young Maybe there really was something in the water in San Francisco…

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What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?

By Bluegrass Unlimited

Dodi Kallick, Kathy’s mother, was a prominent folk singer in Chicago in the 1950s and…

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After 15 years, Montz Matsumoto (Montz) has released a new recording titled Missing Home. Who is Montz? He is one of the premier banjo players in Australia. Missing Home is an eclectic mix of Montz originals, old-time and bluegrass standards, and Irish-flavored tunes. For example, Montz plays “Jerusalem Ridge” with his Nechville LC banjo in open E tuning while staying true to the Monroe melody. The title cut “Missing Home” features a wonderful flute accompaniment that follows the melody line beautifully.

Missing Home

By Ken Weil

Photo by Melanie Lunden Montz is a fascinating character. He lives off the grid, four…

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The Sound

Thomm Jutz and Tim Stafford. // Photo by Jefferson Ross

Railroad Town Without A Train

By Casey L. Penn

By Thomm Jutz and Tim Stafford Thomm Jutz and Tim Stafford have a knack—individually and together—for…

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The 2023 National Association of Music Merchants Show

By Kevin Stevenson

Photos by Kevin Stevenson The Los Angeles NAMM show is the annual trade show for the National…

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The Venue

The Floyd Country Store’s bustling scene during a Friday Night Jamboree. Photo courtesy of Brett Winter Lemon

An Oasis of Roots Music and Dance in the Blue Ridge Mountains

By Derek Halsey

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America’s great tourist attractions. The word ‘attraction’ might…

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Bluegrass Ensemble

By Dan Miller

Berea College Every year in July, since 2021, Bluegrass Unlimited has featured a series of…

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The UNCA Bluegrass Band // Photo by Isabella Giambusso

Asheville and Bluegrass Music

By Dan Miller

Asheville, North Carolina is located deep in the heart of bluegrass country.  There has been…

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The Bennington College Mandolin Class

Bluegrass in Vermont

By Dan Miller

Bennington College Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont started as a women’s college in 1932 and transitioned…

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