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Newb-grass! [Sep. 10th, 2009|08:03 pm]
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[Current Location |Seattle, WA]
[Current Mood |chipper]
[Current Music |Run Rufus Run- Dale Ann Bradley]

Hey there!

I'm Sammie...from Seattle..but moving to TN in May.
I just wanted to say hey...I don't pick or anything, but I'm trying to learn.
Into Bluegrass in a big way. I'm the newsletter editor and a staff writer for www.worldwidebluegrass.com
It's the #1 Bluegrass internet radio station! Woohoo!

Anyway, just looking for more 'grasser friends.
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Question for the modern banjo players out there? [Jul. 13th, 2009|01:57 pm]
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I started banjo about 6 months ago and the other day after I practiced my rolls for longer durations I woke up with a sorenesss in the tendon of my right arm..I'm assuming this is normal but I am not sure so thought I'd ask and see if I should take a day off and curious as to if this soreness will go away eventually or if it's the start of a lifelong problem...??

Thanks guys any bits help!
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Ralph 2 [Apr. 23rd, 2008|10:05 pm]
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Hello everyone!

I was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about Ralph Stanley 2's new album. He was taking names and addresses at a local show in January to send it out when he said he was done recording it. Today on the radio, I heard one of the songs from it. Anything?
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All girl string band [Jan. 15th, 2008|10:05 am]
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Thank you to WYCE in Grand Rapids, MI for nominating Nobody's Darlin' for a 2008 Jammie Award!

We still have a few cd's left.....so in honor of our achivement- we have discounted the selling price for one week! Instead of $12.97, we've knocked it down to a mere 9 bucks. So if you haven't had a chance to pick it up yet, now is the time.

NOBODY'S DARLIN': This World Is Not My Home
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4th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival in February [Oct. 30th, 2007|09:50 pm]
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Tucked in a remote area between Gainesville and Jacksonville near the St. Johns lies the town of Palatka, Florida. Who'd a thunk there would be such a line-up. They've even scheduled a one-time show with legendary Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys. I'm definitely making plans for this February fest!

4th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival
Rodeheaver Boys' Ranch - Highway 19
Palatka, Florida

February 7-9, 2008

Thursday, February 7th
Paul Williams and Victory Trio - 12:00 noon and 5:15 p.m.
James King Band - 12:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Dailey & Vincent Band - 1:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
The Gary Waldrep Band - 2:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Grascals - 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Blue Highway - 3:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Friday, February 8th
Carolina Sonshine - 12:00 noon and 5:15 p.m.
Steep Canyon Rangers - 12:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The Gibson Brothers - 1:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
The Isaacs - 2:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - 3:05 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.
Goldwing Express - 4:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, February 9th
Nothin' Fancy - 12:00 noon and 4:30 p.m
Marty Raybon & Full Circle - 12:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
U S Navy Band Country Current - 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The Lewis Family - 2:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage - 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - 8:30 p.m. (one 90 minute show)

Ticket Prices
Adults: Thursday, Friday or Saturday - $30.00 per day until January 27, 2008
$35.00 thereafter
3-Day Special - $75.00 until January 27, 2008
3-Day Special - $85.00 after January 27, 2008
Children (ages 6-13): Thursday, Friday or Saturday - $15.00 per day
3-Day Special - $40.00 until January 27, 2008
Children under 6 - Free with paying adult
*To stay at the ranch during the festival, all members in your group MUST EACH PURCHASE a 3-day ticket. All schedules subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone.
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Nobody's Darlin with special guest The Salt Miners [Oct. 30th, 2007|12:40 pm]
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Two modern bands dishing up toe-tapping blue grass and traditional music. All-girl string band Nobody's Darlin' specializes in Old Timey, Bluegrass, Gospel, and even some classic country. There local girls have been peforming all around Michigan in the last couple of years. The Salt Miners have been creating their own high energy brand of stringband music. They get their inspiration from old school bluegrass, traditional folk, rock, medicine show bands, old country, punk and blues. They have been carving out a rowdy niche for themselves by serving up rollicking live shows, they pull the crowd into their performance with a gritty, honest sound.
Nobody's Darlin' w/ special guest The Salt Miners (from Detroit)
Saturday, November 03, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Phone: (269) 857-2399
Website: www.sc4a.org
All phone or online ticket orders require MasterCard or VISA. Telephone orders may be placed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling (269) 857-2399.
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(no subject) [Jul. 22nd, 2007|11:38 pm]
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So I will be in the Los Angeles area pretty soon and I was wondering where or which shops would be a good place to pick up a banjo? Used is okay. Good pawnshops that would most likely have some? I've never had one or played one so it would be great to get some pointers too on which type to look for. I also don't have a lot of money to spend on one.

Thank you
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Upcoming BG Festivals & Travelogue [Jun. 30th, 2007|10:25 am]
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Plans are underway for a road trip to Music Fest in Sugar Grove, NC (www.docwatsonmusicfest.org)in mid-July and the Grey Fox Festival (www.greyfoxbluegrass.com) held a week later in central New York state.

I'll be posting photos and keeping a running record of the events in my journal.

If anyone has been to either of these festivals, please drop me a line and give me the lowdown.

More later.
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New cd out now!! [May. 7th, 2007|11:35 am]
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Hi, we are very proud of our first cd, and just wanted to share the link with everyone. Thanks again for all the continued support!!

album coverNOBODY'S DARLIN': This World Is Not My Home

All girl string band playing traditional old timey, gospel, and bluegrass style mountain music.

Buy the CD
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Appalachian Roots Revival Festival - Help Promote it Online! [Apr. 1st, 2007|12:45 am]
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Hi Folks!

I'm Scott Santos and I am working with the Appalachian Roots Revival Festival in Boone, North Carolina to help market the festival online.

The festival is looking for some fans of bluegrass, folk, and country music to help promote online ticket sales for the festival. FREE pairs of tickets to the Appalachian Roots Revival Festival and festival DVDs are available to earn by helping out.

This year's festival features The Avett Brothers, The Everybodyfields, Larry and Jenny Keel, Steve McMurry from Acoustic Syndicate, Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Black Cash, Possum Jenkins, the Lost Ridge Band, and Wiseapple.

Volunteers would be responsible for tagging message boards and social networking outlets focused on bluegrass, folk, and country music with promotional messages that hype up the festival and persuade fans to purchase online tickets.

This is a great way to have some fun promoting online for the music that you love while earning some great rewards!

Please email a letter of interest to Scott at scott.santos@musictoday.com if you would like to help out!
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