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Bluegrass (genre)

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  • Stagecoach 2012: Some highlights -- Miranda Lambert, Dave Alvin

     
    Highlights from the first two days of the 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival include performances by Miranda Lambert, Steve Martin, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean. The Mavericks reunion and roots-rock singer-songwriter Dave Alvin also provided highlights a
  • Stagecoach 2012: Steve Martin goes whole hog in Indio

     
    It was with some sense of deja vu that Steve Martin pulled into Stagecoach for a performance Saturday that had him and the Steep Canyon Rangers slotted to play immediately after bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley, a situation similar to one for which...

    Banjo picker Doug Dillard dies at 75; appeared on 'Andy Griffith'

     
    Bluegrass banjo player Doug Dillard has died at 75. With the Dillards, Doug Dillard helped popularize bluegrass music in the 1960s during appearances on "The Andy Griffith Show" and contributed to the birth of country-rock music.

    Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band

    Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band
    Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man's instrument. "He was so...

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories. "The cab drivers call this...