June 2024 Issue

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The Tradition

Ben Eldridge

By Gary Reid

Bluegrass Music Loses Another Banjo Legend Photo by Dan Miller Benjamin Rolfe “Ben” Eldridge (August 15,…

The Artists

Bluegrass & Bourbon

By Dan Miller

Dierks Bentley Embraces Two Western Kentucky Traditions Photos by Zach Belcher Owensboro (Kentucky’s fourth largest…

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Never Come Down—(left to right): Ben Ticknor, Kaden Hurst, Joe Suskind, Crystal Lariza and Brian Alley. Photo by Sol Gutierrez

On the Way Up with Never Come Down 

By Melanie Haiken

Never Come Down isn’t just riding high, they’re moving fast. One listen to their new…

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Nothin’ Fancy—(left to right): Chris Sexton, Curt Gausman, Mike Andes, Jenkins, and Jacob Flick. // Photo by Susie Neal

Nothin’ Fancy

By Derek Halsey

Celebrates 30 Years In the Bluegrass World Hailing from the fertile musical grounds of Virginia,…

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The Sound

“Who’s That Knocking At My Door” appeared on The Dreadful Snakes album Snakes Alive.

Who’s That Knocking At My Door

By Casey L. Penn

“I’m not a writer of songs,” said Pat Enright, 79, who, despite his declaration, was…

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The Venue

Linda Neal playing banjo at the Crooked Road jam at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center.

20 Years of Celebrating the Music and Culture of Southwest Virginia

By Derek Halsey

I have spent many hours driving through the Southwest Virginia region. In recent years, that…

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Walt Michael playing guitar in 2022 Photo by Richard Anderson

Walt Michael’s Full Circle Journey 

By Dave Nesbit

Exploring Roots and Creating Culture at Common Ground on the Hill This is the story…

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The Jerry Garcia “A Bluegrass Journey” Exhibit Opening Weekend

By Dan Miller

Over the weekend of March 28-30, 2024, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum…

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