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MountainGrass 2016 – The Tradition Passes On
Nov26

MountainGrass 2016 – The Tradition Passes On

Read how MountainGrass Festival passes down music traditions   By Jim Jacob and Rob Dickens The MountainGrass Festival 2016 which showcases old-time and bluegrass music has just wrapped up.  The event was held over three days in the picturesque alpine village of Harrietville, Victoria, Australia. The weather was perfect. The town was both lovely and lively.  The performances excellent.  The people warm and friendly. This is...

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MountainGrass Festival 2016 – The Headliners
Nov24

MountainGrass Festival 2016 – The Headliners

See pictures of the headline artists at MountainGrass 2016   By Jim Jacob and Rob Dickens The MountainGrass Festival 2016 which showcases old-time and bluegrass music has just wrapped up.  The event was held over three days in the picturesque alpine village of Harrietville, Victoria, Australia. The weather was perfect. The town was both lovely and lively.  The performances excellent.  The people warm and friendly. This is the...

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Live
Sep18

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Live

From Bristol Virginia Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley live review Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Live at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum Farm and Fun Time Radio Bristol 15 September 2016 Bristol VA/TN Rob Ickes (rhymes with bikes) is one of the best dobro players in the world, no question.  Don’t take my word for it.  The pre-eminent bluegrass organisation, the IBMA, has awarded him Dobro Player of the Year an astonishing fifteen...

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Frank Solivan Shows Yet Another Side
Apr14

Frank Solivan Shows Yet Another Side

Read our review of Frank Solivan’s ‘Family Friends & Heroes’ Frank Solivan – Family Friends & Heroes Frank Solivan is an impressive individual. He is the lead voice, mandolinist and director of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, a Grammy-nominated and IBMA-award winning (for the coveted gong Best Instrumental Band) outfit from Washington DC.  As well as being a super group of musicians, they have great...

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Wide Open Bluegrass Day # 1
Sep28

Wide Open Bluegrass Day # 1

Read about our first day at Wide Open Bluegrass 2013   After a quick coffee a block away we noticed these chargers for electric-powered cars. Bag packed for the day, we headed straight for the Amphitheatre where The Grass Cats were playing – very nice too. First impressions of the venue are: beautiful sound, no cover but clouds welcome and facilities well set out. Talked to a fellow from Denmark who mentioned that dobro...

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