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MountainGrass Festival 2018 Reviewed
Nov13

MountainGrass Festival 2018 Reviewed

Read our coverage of the MountainGrass music festival 2018     Images: Jim Jacob Words: Rob Dickens   Introduction A new venue…a new town…a new vibe. MountainGrass, the old-time and bluegrass annual three-day music festival set in rural Victoria, Australia, got a new look, a face lift even.  The historic gold town of Beechworth played host this year after the festival organisers, The Australasian Bluegrass...

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Mountaingrass Festival 2018 Approaches
Oct24

Mountaingrass Festival 2018 Approaches

We set the scene for Mountaingrass Festival in Beechworth Victoria   Mountaingrass is one of the most significant bluegrass and roots festivals in Australia – it is the official event of the Australian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association of Australia (ABOTMA) and is held annually in November. In 2018 the festival will move from its home for a few years, the alpine village of Harrietville, and be held for the first time...

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Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 2018
Oct08

Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 2018

Read our take on the 2018 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival   Guthrie Oklahoma October 4-6 2018 Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   Backdrop Oklahoma’s International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) is into its twenty-second year.  The event has been bringing bluegrass, traditional, western swing, Americana and variations of those music forms to Guthrie, a historic town in the heart of Central Oklahoma,...

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Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018
Oct02

Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018

Read our take on Columbia MO’s Roots n Blues n BBQ festival 2018     Columbia Missouri 28-30 September 2018 TriFest Music Tour Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   For background to Roots n Blues n BBQ read our article.   Day One This is a shorter introduction day.  From 5 to around 11 pm, a good way to get into the site and the groove.  Two stages are pumping out at the festival...

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The Stage Is Set – Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018
Sep28

The Stage Is Set – Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018

Read about the lead-in to the 2018 Roots n Blues n BBQ   Columbia Missouri 27 September 2018 TriFest Music Tour Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   It is the Thursday before the three-day festival kicks in.  Listening Through The Lens visited the site, talked with three of the festival Principals and photographed the location during its ‘dress rehearsal’. The 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Music...

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Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2018
Sep25

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2018

Read our coverage of Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2018   Bristol VA/TN – 21 to 23 September 2018 – TriFest Music Tour Rob Dickens – words Jim Jacob – images   Here I am in Bristol back for the fourth time and my second Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Bristol is officially recognised as The Birthplace of Country Music.  For it was here in 1927 where Ralph Peer, with the most advanced equipment of...

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