October 2023 Issue

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The Tradition

The Artists

Missy Raines // Photo by Stacie Huckeba

Missy Raines

By Kara Kundert

Long Journey Home Missy Raines has always been one to straddle the lines between bluegrass…

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The Grascals (left to right)—Terry Smith, Jamie Harper, Danny Roberts, Jamie Johnson, Kristin Scott Benson and John Bryan. Photo by Larry Bunn

Jamie Johnson 

By Bill Conger

Returns Home to The Grascals Former Grascals lead singer Jamie Johnson is back with the…

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The Sound

A Wonder From Down Under

By David McCarty

Photo by Bud Osborne Over the last four decades, Australia’s Paul Duff has earned mention…

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Guy Clark and Shawn Camp // Photo by Alan Messler

Magnolia Wind

By Casey L. Penn

by Guy Clark and Shawn Camp “It has a charm about it … there’s something…

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Justin Branum and masterfiddle.com

By Dan Miller

Fiddler Justin Branum was one of these musicians.  Before the pandemic, Justin was on the…

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Building New/Old Vintage

By Mike England

There is a mystique around guitars built prior to World War II in what is…

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The Venue

The New IBMA Exhibit at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Museum Executive Director Chris Joslin (left) stands with Mike Simpson, former IBMA Board Chairman. // Photo by jamie plain

New IBMA Awards Exhibit

By Carly Smith

Earlier this summer, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky launched…

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The Billy Strings Merchandise section of the Gift Store at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum // Photo by jamie plain

Billy Strings Pop-Up Store

By Carly Smith

Earlier this summer, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum collaborated with Billy Strings…

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Les Butler. Photo Courtesy of Les Butler

REAL Traditional Southern Gospel Music 

By Les Butler

At the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum New Years Eve 2021, I was…

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The Dupree School House. Photo By Meg Johnson

Dupree School House

By Meg Johnson

How One Girl Ended up Down at the Bluegrass Crossroads (and got her soul back….) On the…

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