03 October 2013

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The latest e-newsletter from clawhammer-banjo maestro Michael Miles (USA) announces a new play for two actors - 'Way down the road', written by Michael and Robert Myers, and performed by Michael and Shana Harvey. Subtitled 'A musical ride down Route 66', the play is set near the end of the Prohibition era and at the height of the Great Depression, and involves gangsters, the Dust Bowl, a 2,500-mile drive, a car radio playing music from the future, and much more. Read all the details, together with more news, here.

To celebrate the IBMA awards and nominations received by artists on the Compass Records Group roster, there is a 30% discount on their entire catalogue of bluegrass recordings. Read the full details here.

This year's IBMA World of Bluegrass in the new location of Raleigh, NC, seems to have been a great success and generally a very positive experience. Plenty about WOB 2013 has appeared on Bluegrass Today; for instrument freaks, we recommend this post for its video footage from a seminar on vintage instruments chaired by Tony Williamson.

Thanks to Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland for the October/November 2013 issue of his 'Country Cuts' newsletter, which can be reached through this link.

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