26 August 2008

In the magazines

The Sept. 2008 Bluegrass Unlimited has a strong 'Orange Blossom Special' element, with an excerpt from Randy Noles's recent book Fiddler's curse and a guest editorial by Dick Spottswood on previous train tunes. Also featured are Dan Tyminski, Mike Compton, the Pioneers gathering at the IBMM, Buzz Busby's elder brother Wayne Busbice, and - in Walt V. Saunders's invaluable 'Notes & Queries' column - an article-sized piece on 'Hobo' Jack Adkins, who wrote 'Another night' and other songs in the bluegrass repertoire.

The Sept. 2008 Acoustic Guitar, now in the shops, has an eight-page review feature on currently available dreadnaughts, examining seven guitars in detail, and comparing a further thirty-five. More details here.


29 July 2008

The August 2008 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited has a cover photo of Danny Paisley and a major article on him inside by Richard F. Thompson. He will be bringing his band, the Southern Grass, to the Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival at Omagh, Co. Tyrone, in just over a month from now.

Also in this issue: articles on Cadillac Sky, the Dixie Bee-Liners, the growing phenomenon of bluegrass cruise holidays, and the historic WSVS radio station, plus the usual wealth of reviews, schedules, ads, and other info.


The August 2008 issue of Reader's Digest also includes an article, 'Music Man', about 'Dr Banjo' Pete Wernick and his banjo camps, instruction methods, and other work to make learning bluegrass music as fun and as widely accessible as possible.

Read more on what's in the magazines here.



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