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Artist of the MonthDec 22, 2023

In early 1993, David “Dawg” Grisman, Jerry Garcia, and Tony Rice gathered around a few microphones in Dawg’s Mill Valley, California recording studio. It was a casual, after-hours jam session during the recording of Tone Poems (Grisman and Rice), but engineer David Dennison kept the tapes rolling, capturing and preserving one of the most significant…

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Artist of the MonthDec 4, 2023

Earlier this year, David "Dawg" Grisman was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at IBMA's annual awards show in Raleigh, North Carolina. Grisman was unable to attend, but gave remarks via a pre-recorded video; his acceptance speech was striking. Dawg poured forth unmetered gratitude, listing so many artists, bands, peers, and forebears who…

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Artist of the MonthNov 15, 2023

Been around the world, seen some of everything, but what I like about it the most is the joy that I bring... – Robert Finley, “Livin’ Out A Suitcase” Whether it’s at home or abroad, Robert Finley’s youthful exuberance has a knack for not only lighting up rooms, but people’s faces as well. On his…

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Artist of the MonthNov 1, 2023

Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound has an impressive catalog and roster of albums and artists. While it's easy to trace how each intersects or diverges from Auerbach's own musical and artistic approaches, only a handful of artists who've had releases with the label truly supersede the star power of their Grammy Award-winning producer, co-writer, and…

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Artist of the MonthOct 24, 2023

(Editor’s Note: Fiddler, songwriter, and creator Libby Rodenbough writes this personal essay on her friendship with and admiration for BGS Artist of the Month, Alice Gerrard, accompanied by her original photos taken for Gerrard’s new album, Sun to Sun.) I remember first hearing Ola Belle Reed’s “Undone in Sorrow” when I was 19 or 20.…

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