May 2024 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

The Primitive Quartet Reunion and Farewell, September 2023. // Photo by Chip Woods Photography

The Primitive Quartet Takes Its Final Bow

By Bill Conger

After half a century, legendary bluegrass gospel group, The Primitive Quartet, has taken its final…

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Photo by Shayna Cooley

Becky Buller

By Nancy Posey

Shares Her Own Story in Song Cycle “Jubilee” Fans of the Becky Buller Band are…

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Charles Humphrey III. // Photo by Tom Farr

Charles Humphrey III

By Jack Bernhardt

Writing Songs One Idea at a Time Charles Humphrey III is equally adept playing bass guitar…

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photo by Irene Young

Laurie Lewis

By Jon Hartley Fox

Celebrating the Crooked Miles Consider Laurie Lewis. She modestly calls herself a “California hippie girl…

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photo By brooke stevens

Chris Jones

By Kara Kundert

The Luck of The Draw Luck plays an uncomfortably large role in life. Though we…

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The Sound

Claire Lynch // photo by Wayne Ebinger

Patch of Blue by Claire Lynch

By Casey L. Penn

A great song can be deeply personal yet decidedly universal in its ability to touch…

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Jim Pankey // Photo by Jonathan Galletti

Jim Pankey

By Dan Miller

Teaching Millions to Play the Banjo You might look at the title of this article…

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Frank Solivan and David Welch with their ToneSlabs picks

The Quest for Tone

By Chris Thiessen

The ToneSlabs Story At some point in their musical life—after acquiring a basic chord vocabulary…

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The Venue

Alan Munde and Tim May will be teaching a banjo workshop at the Jade Green Farm on the weekend of August 30th. // Photo by Christine Humphries.

The Jade Green Farm Workshop and Concert Series

By Jim Borwick

If you’re looking for opportunities to develop, hone and expand your music making skills in…

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photos By derek halsey

Allegheny Echoes Week 

By Derek Halsey

Teaches Bluegrass and Old Time Music in the Heart of the Mountains Last year I had…

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