The Bluegrass Situation

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  • Six Stellar Spring Festivals

    Music

    SXSW's Music Festival took over Austin last week, a musical milestone that marks the transition out of winter and into spring. More importantly, it heralds the coming of the spring festival season, with a number of excellent smaller festivals whetting our appetites for the...

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  • 7 Acts to Catch at SXSW

    Music

    When we think of SXSW, we're reminded of that old saying, "It's a marathon, not a sprint." Because if ever there were a festival akin to running a marathon, it's the massive, 10-day festival/conference/gigantic party that descends upon Austin, Texas, like a badge-wearing...

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  • Seven Acts We Wanna Catch at Folk Alliance

    Music

    With so much amazing talent on display throughout the course of the festival, it's no easy task to decide just who to check out.

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  • BGS Celebrates Black History Month

    Features

    February is Black History Month and, in celebration, we've been going through our archives and re-reading some of our favorite pieces about Black artists working in the roots community.

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  • The BGS Guide to Vinyl: Record Players

    Music

    We've introduced you to a handful of our favorite record clubs, so now you might be wondering just how to play your quickly growing collection of vinyl. There's a glut of record players out there, with the most common options (read: most players you can purchase at big box...

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