March 2021 Issue

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The Tradition

Portrait of Tony and his guitar

Tony Rice

By Derek Halsey

A brilliant guitarist, vocalist, and creator of life songs who inspired a generation In the…

The Artists

Bronwyn standing in the road holding her fiddle.

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes

By Dan Miller

Proving Bluegrass is Alive and Well Photos by Jake’s Visuals Shortly after I accepted the…

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Group photo of the band smiling with their instruments

Fireside Collective: The New Generation of Bluegrass

By Bill Conger

Photos by Heather Hambor Just like the name of their third CD, Elements, Fireside Collective…

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Wes Corbett playing his banjo in his living room with his cat

Wes Corbett

By Jim Borwick

Pushing the Envelope Photos by Kaitlyn Raitz Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, just west…

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The Sound

Tony Rice playing his guitar

A Means to an End: The Richard Hoover/Tony Rice Quest for the Ideal Guitar

By Chris Thiessen

By the time it got into Tony Rice’s hands, the iconic 1935 Martin D-28 had…

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Lawrence Smart F-5

For Luthier Lawrence Smart, X Marks His Spot

By David McCarty

Photo by Bud Osborne Maybe it’s something in the Pacific Northwest’s air or water, or…

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The Venue

Larry Rice, JD Crowe, and Tony Rice performing on stage.

Tony Rice with JD Crowe at the Red Slipper Lounge in Lexington, Kentucky

By Matt Wickstrom

A mirage to most modern day music fans, the Red Slipper Lounge in Lexington, Kentucky…

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