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Earl Scruggs

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    July 17, 2013
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    May 29, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 5/29-6/4

    Believe it or not, June is less than a week away. Cedar Cultural Center welcomes the Howlin' Brothers Wednesday and Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore the next day. Devendra Banhart celebrates his birthday at Mill City Nights Thursday, while LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy plays the First Avenue Mainroom. Fri ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013
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    April 18, 2013

    Ricky Skaggs: Music is a cleansing; it's life

    Ricky Skaggs is not old -- he'll turn 59 in July -- but his actual chronological years belie the elder statesman status he's achieved in country, bluegrass, gospel and neo-traditional music. Rare talent, a bevy of stories, an enthusiastic attitude and a passion for performing have a lot to do with i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Notable 2012 deaths in country music

    Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.

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    September 13, 2012

    Ten essential Bill Monroe facts on the 101st birthday of the father of bluegrass

    It's said that it was a sweltering early autumn day in Rosine, Kentucky when a neighbor found Malissa Vandiver Monroe in her yard, strumming away furiously on her mandolin under the shade of a tree. Malissa was very, very pregnant with her eighth and last child, a boy who would be born on September ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Doc Watson, country flatpicker, dies at 89

    He never had a chart-topping hit, but his guitar flat-picking and earnest, true-blue vocal take on traditional American music nonetheless influenced generations of country, blues and folk musicians and fans. Today we all mourn the passing of Doc Watson.Watson notably played a sold-out show at the Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    M. Ward at First Avenue, 5/24/12

    M. WardFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMay 24, 2012M. Ward took his fans on a tour up and down the radio dial, both past and present, during his vibrant 90-minute set at First Avenue. His classic, timeless songs as well as some choice, spirited covers were filled out by a cracking four-piece band alongs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Earl Scruggs, bluegrass fingerpicker, passes at 88

    ​Sad, sad news today, folks. Elder statesman of country and bluegrass, banjo-player extraordinaire Earl Scruggs passed away early Wednesday morning.It's just been reported that the Country Music Hall of Famer died yesterday morning at a Nashville hospital at the age of 88. Scruggs, who along with ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012
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    January 25, 2012
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    July 21, 2011

    David "Stringbean" Akeman's murderer up for parole

    ​Today, we remember the gone-but-not-forgotten star of the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw David "Stringbean" Akeman, whose murderer came up for parole this week.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Top 10 Country Breakups

    ​On this day in country music history, Bob Dylan brought about the dissolution of one of the most influential bluegrass bands of all time. Well, that might be an overstatement. Read on.

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    January 6, 2011

    Earl Scruggs: 10 tidbits in honor of his birthday

    ​Happy 87th birthday to Foggy Mountain Boy Earl Scruggs! Scruggs, who along with Lester Flatt formed one of the most influential bluegrass outfits of all time, was born on this day 1924 in the small town of Flint Hill, North Carolina, and by the age of 21 was showcasing his syncopated, three-f ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2010

    Bluegrass Hindu

    Falling in Love with the Yogi Mountain Breakdown

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Steve Martin "banjo and bluegrass" concert tickets on sale today

    The star of the eagerly-anticipated 2011 film Cheaper by the Dozen 3:The White House Wreck shall pick, and likely grin.

  • Music

    September 14, 2005

    Chicago Seemed Alive Last Night

    Sufjan Stevens's beautiful tribute to the Land of Lincoln

  • Music

    November 3, 2004

    The Monroe Doctrine

    Appalachia springs eternal on Columbia's bluegrass boxed set

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    August 18, 1999
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