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Dopyera Brothers Instrument Collection for Sale

Article written by on Saturday, Sep 30, 2006 in On The Web

Elderly Instruments is selling a unique musical insturment collection by two inventors who left an indelible stamp on American music.

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David Bromberg Signed to Appleseed

Article written by on Wednesday, Sep 27, 2006 in People,Releases

David Bromberg will release his first new studio album since 1990 in February 2007 on Appleseed Recordings.

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Americana Awards for 2006

Article written by on Wednesday, Sep 27, 2006 in Awards

The Americana Music Association held it’s 5th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee on Friday September 22nd. The 2006 awards went to…

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Etta Baker has Died

Article written by on Monday, Sep 25, 2006 in Passings

Etta Baker, influential piedmont style blues guitarist died Saturday September 23rd, she was 93.

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Joe Glazer Passes

Article written by on Sunday, Sep 24, 2006 in Passings

‘Labor’s Troubadour’, Joe Glazer passed away last Tuesday at 88.

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Sixth Annual Plowshares Singer-Songwriter Competition

Article written by on Sunday, Sep 24, 2006 in Contests

Quoteing the press release. -Ken

Plowshares Coffeehouse in Phoenixville , PA will be hosting its sixth annual Singer-Songwriter Competition and is now accepting entries. Ten entrants will be selected to perform at the Finals Showcase on March 31, 2007. Each finalist will receive $100 plus a $150 gift certificate good toward CD duplication at Oasis CD Manufacturing. One Grand Prize winner will be selected by our judges including Gene Shay of WXPN, Dena Marchiony of the Philadelphia Songwriters Project, and Gar Ragland of the Mountain Stage NewSong Festival. The Grand Prize is $500, plus a $500 gift certificate for duplication at Oasis CD and includes a showcase feature at the next Finals Showcase. The Finals Showcase will feature sets by Jonathan Byrd and the 2005 Grand Prize winner, Iain Campbell Smith.

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Tommy Emmanuel – The Mystery

Article written by on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2006 in Reviews

I’d heard of Tommy Emmanuel  for a long time but I missed a chance to hear him in Ithaca this summer so I was delighted when Glenn Holmes from On Target Media Group asked if I’d like a review copy of Emmanuel’s latest album ‘The Mystery‘.

Tommy Emmanuel is a guitarist’s guitarist who’s played with musicians as diverse as Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul and several symphony orchestras. His boyhood hero Chet Atkins, became one of his biggest fans. They recorded together in 1996, an album which sadly became Atkin’s last.

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