June 2022 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Butch Waller // Photo by snap jackson

A Half-Century of High Country with Butch Waller

By Jon Hartley Fox

There aren’t many people who have led a working bluegrass band for 50 years. Bill…

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AJ Lee and Blue Summit – (left to right) Sullivan Tuttle, Scott Gates, AJ Lee, Chad Bowen, Jan Purat.

AJ Lee: Back to Bluegrass

By Dan Miller

 “We started out right/Pickin’ in the pines/It’s a music that stays in your soul.”  …

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Herb Pedersen

By Jon Hartley Fox

California Bluegrass Pioneer Herb Pedersen’s life was utterly transformed—in the blink of an eye—in a…

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Chris Hillman

By Richard D. Smith

Bluegrass Blessings & Music Milestones Photo by Lori Stoll As agreed, the two mandolin players…

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The Sound

Wait A Minute

By Casey L. Penn

An instant classic for The Seldom Scene and widely recorded by artists across many genres,…

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Eric Skye with his Santa Cruz 00-Skye. // Photo by Andrea Corrona Jenkins

Santa Cruz Guitar  Company Turns 45

By David McCarty

With A Lot of Help from Its Friends Shaken by tragic personal loss and global…

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The Venue

Molly Tuttle, AJ Lee, and Angelica Grim perform as part of the Kids On Bluegrass program at the CBA Father’s Day Festival

The California Bluegrass Association

By Dan Miller

Promoting Bluegrass Music in The Golden State for Nearly Fifty Years California is a long…

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