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The David Grisman Quintet performing on stage together in 1979

Tony Rice & The Grisman Years

During a video interview with Bryan Sutton, which was broadcast online shortly after Tony Rice’s passing, Blue Highway guitarist—and Tony Rice biographer—Tim Stafford pointed to three “schools” of Tony Rice’s development as a guitar player. The first occurred during Tony’s early years, when he was greatly influenced by Clarence White. The second was when he…

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Tony and Wyatt Rice playing their guitars on stage

Wyatt & Ronnie Rice Remember Their Brother Tony

or the friends, collaborators and fans of Tony Rice, the unexpected word of his death hit us hard. The response to the announcement on social media, in news print and on the radio was nothing short of astounding as Rice’s music was played relentlessly, and his life story was covered by many outlets. For the…

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Bronwyn standing in the road holding her fiddle.

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes

Proving Bluegrass is Alive and Well Photos by Jake’s Visuals Shortly after I accepted the job as the managing editor of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, I received an email from a subscriber expressing his concern about the state of bluegrass music. His contention was, “Bluegrass is dead. Young people just aren’t interested in it anymore.” With…

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Group photo of the band smiling with their instruments

Fireside Collective: The New Generation of Bluegrass

Photos by Heather Hambor Just like the name of their third CD, Elements, Fireside Collective is a multifarious music group melding together a variety of influences. “We have always been inspired by the creativity and excitement of Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, The Stanley Brothers and…

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

Wes Corbett

Pushing the Envelope Photos by Kaitlyn Raitz Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, just west of Seattle, 5-string wizard Wes Corbett had heard bluegrass-style banjo on the radio, most memorably via the Car Talk theme. It didn’t immediately call out to the young, classically-trained pianist. Nor did the vocal strains of the high lonesome sound….

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Tony Rice playing his guitar

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

By the time it got into Tony Rice’s hands, the iconic 1935 Martin D-28 had seen more than its fair share of wear.  Known as “The Antique” or “58957”, the guitar rested under Joe Miller’s bed for nine years before Tony acquired it in 1975 and soon brought it to Randy Wood for a neck…

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