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We Like Free Things: Free Dierks Bentley Tickets

Live in or around Atlanta and want to see Dierks Bentley for free? Of course you do. For its third rotation of the “Summer Krush” series, cell phone retailers Samsung have partnered with venues and artists across the country to give away a few free tickets for a number of private shows. Among them is […]

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9 lineup too legit to quit

There are far too few places in this world where Stetsons and Hammer pants can successfully coexist. On October 2-4, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park will become one of them with this year’s Strictly Bluegrass Festival. The festival, now in its ninth year, has a more extensive, eclectic and full-on excellent lineup than ever. Oh, […]

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TANYA TUCKER RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, MY TURN

The Time Life ‘Saguaro Road Records’ Release Reconstructs Classic Country – In Stores Now Nashville, TN — One of country music’s greatest legends, Tanya Tucker, has just released her much anticipated new CD, My Turn, on Saguaro Road Records.  On this new album Tucker takes classic country songs originally recorded by the all time great […]

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Yonder Mountain String Band Take “Joyful and Irreverent” (LA Times) Live Show on The Road for Summer Tour

Yonder Mountain String Band, whose “joyful and irreverent” (LA Times) live shows “leave you worn out, danced-out, grinning and begging for more” (Tulsa World), kicked off their nationwide tour this past weekend with three shows in Telluride, CO. They’re on the road through September, including several dates supporting Dave Matthews Band. The four-piece band of […]

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Renfro Valley

by Meagan Lawson Hundreds of people are piling out of busses and cramped cars on Saturday afternoon, many leaning on canes or clutching grandbabies as they step onto the hot asphalt. Though Renfro Valley’s lodge, campgrounds, cabins, and restaurant are full, today is no special occasion. Each year, thousands of visitors sift in and out […]

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Reverend Horton Heat with Nashville Pussy and Reckless Kelly – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

by Joseph Scott They all looked like Sarah Palin. That’s the first thing I noticed at the Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Reckless Kelly show at Asheville’s venerable Orange Peel wednesday night. All the psychobilly girls there to see the show looked like tatted up, heavily pierced Sarah Palins. The hair. The glasses. The social […]

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Revival Tour (Frontman of Against Me!, Avail, Hot Water Music, and Lucero) – The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA

by Jason Estopinal November 1, 2008 – The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA Lined up like a row of raw unshucked corn, punk/folk/Americana pillars Tim Barry (Avail), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music, Rumbleseat), Ben Nichols (Lucero), and Tom Gabel (Against Me!) crowded the stage to a sold out audience of foot stompin’ fist pumpers. More […]

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Earl Scruggs

Just a few quick facts about the mighty Earl Scruggs; 1) Earl Scruggs was born in Shelby, North Carolina in Cleveland County. 2) Earl began pickin’ on the banjo at age four and by the age of ten he had developed the infamous “Scruggs style” (amongst other names) banjo picking style. 3) Ol’ Earl can […]

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