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Dean Sapp - A voice you'll never forget.
This Month in iBluegrass:
Mayfair Festival of the Arts Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the FREE Mayfair Fest
Lost & Found Help find Missing Instruments
Questions Asked at Festivals And the Answers some Promoters Wish they Could Give
Band & Label Update Recent News from the Labels
MerleFest 2001 A Splendid MerleFest 2001 Sets Attendance Records
New Country Music Hall of Fame New Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Opens May 17, 2001
Letter From the Editor Festival Season Begins
Not So Blue
Her Angel Wears a Cowboy Hat Emily Crockett found her angel during a particularly difficult time in her life - an angel who brought comfort and strength when no one else could...
Redd Volkaert CD Review of No Stranger To A Tele
From the Archives:
Valerie and Walter Crockett Emily's Angel
Dry Branch Fire Squad Hand Hewn
Various Artists Traditional Fiddle Music Of The Ozarks: Volume Two
Julie Griffin If You Only Knew
Dale Ann Bradley Songs of Praise & Glory
Tim O'Brien and The Crossing Dancing Across the Boundaries of Art
Dean Sapp Dean Sapp: The Voice You Can't Forget
Fan Reviews: The Dick Smith/Mike O'Reilly Band A Review of the Bands Recent Show in England
The Soundman: by Ray Graeff
Tour Bus FAQ's
Inside the Industry: by Gregory E. Seneff, Sr., Esq.
Greg Will Return in June
The Down Neck Gazette: By Pat & Patrick Costello
Frailing Banjo workshop, this month featuring The Wreck of the Old '97
Reso Roundup: By Howard Parker
The Care and Feeding of Your Resonator Guitar
Vocal Point: by Dede Wyland
The Art of Bluegrass Vocals (archived)
The Low End: by Kip Martin
The Rigors of Auditioning
Building Your Own Website: by Skip Ogden
Tables: The Website Essential
Friends Gone On:
Bluegrass Says Goodbye to Some Of Its Own
Odds and Ends
The 1923 Gibson F-5 mandolin belonging to the father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, regarded by some as the most important instrument in country music changed hands for the first time since Monroe died nearly five years ago. A newly endowed foundation in Rosine, Kentucky paid $1.125 million for the prize, which had been sought by private collectors, the Smithsonian Institution and Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. Campbell Mercer, executive director of the Bill Monroe Foundation, gave a 10% down payment to Monroe's son, James, with a promise to pay the rest within 18 months. Mercer said 16 anonymous donors had contributed to the purchase.
Congratulations to new parents, Don and Tina Rigsby, on the birth of their 1st child. Baby girl Sarah Mae Rigsby was born on May 8. Healthy Sarah weighed in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces with black hair and blue eyes. Mom, baby and Dad are all doing just fine!
Happy parents Andrea and Danny Roberts welcomed their new lil' bluegrasser into the world on April 9th. Jaelee Danielle Roberts weighed in at 7lbs, 14 ozs and was 21 inches long. Congratulations, Andrea and Danny!
Terry Eldredge continues to recover from a bad car accident at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He and guitarist friend, Bobby Nicolas' were injured when a truck broadsided their car. The details of a benefit concert and silent auction follow:More Information
Mack Magaha, residing in Nashville, is in poor health. Mack was the
fiddle player in the classic Reno & Smiley Bands. In the early 1960s Mack
joined Porter Wagoner's Wagonmasters, and for almost fifteen years was the
leader of Opry Land's Bluegrass Band. Cards and letters of good wishes can be sent to:
Nashville, TN 37216
Ron Thomason continues to recuperate from a broken hip. The accident occurred when he was working with a friend's "difficult" stallion. He hopes to be back on the festival circuit just as soon as the doctors say it's ok. Cards and letters can be forwarded to Ron at:
PO BOX 404
Cotopaxi, CO 81223
Larry McPeak is doing well after receiving a much needed and long awaited liver transplant. MeChelle McPeak Mullins, daughter of Larry, and the rest of Larry's family have been so thankful for the support and love given to them during Larry's long battle with liver failure. Get well soon, Larry...your many fans look forward to seeing you back out on the circuit with the McPeak Brothers Band.
Please keep John Hartford and his family in your thoughts and prayers as his condition continues to deteriorate. Well wishes may be sent to:
P.O. Box 443
Madison, TN 37116
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