June 2023 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

The Petersens (left to right): Matt Petersen, Ellen Petersen Haygood, Julianne Petersen, Katie Petersen, Karen Petersenm and Emmet Franz


By Nancy Posey

Photo by Aaron Clark Photography Some family musical partnerships are marked as much by personal…

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Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers (left to right): Adam McIntosh, Chris Davis, Joe Mullins, Randy Barnes, and Jason Barie. // Photo by Stacie Huckabae

Joe Mullins

By Kara Kundert

Let Time Ride “I’m very, very thankful to be a jack of all trades and…

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The Sound

Annie Savage. // Photo by Josh Elioseff

Annie Savage

By Dan Miller

And the Free-Strings Curriculum Several weeks ago I received a press release from Turnberry Records announcing…

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Molly Tuttle and Melody Walker. Photo Courtesy of Melody Walker

Crooked Tree

By Casey L. Penn

by Molly Tuttle and Melody Walker “It’s about embracing what makes us unique,” said Molly Tuttle…

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The Venue

Bass Violin Staff (left to right): Tony Morton, Bob Beerman, Teresa Rasco, Cody Rex, and Rachel York // Photo by Gary Hatley

Greensboro’s Bass Violin Shop

By Sandy Hatley

If you take an ailing bass fiddle into Bob Beerman’s shop for repairs, you feel…

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Photo by Jamie Plain

John Hartford

By Carly Smith

Headwaters of a Legend Born December 30, 1937, in New York City, John Cowan Hartford…

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Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, (left to right) Melvin Goins, Curly Ray Cline, Ezra Cline, and Ray Goins.

The 2023 West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Inductees

By Tim O'Brien

As John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers were to British rock guitar, Muddy Waters was to electric blues,…

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