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HAPPY WEEKEND: Mountain Song Recap and more…..

Jul 31, 2013

As some of you may have noticed from our previous posts and Facebook updates, we were on a cruise a few weeks ago.  But not just any cruise: a bluegrass cruise — Mountain Song at Sea — along with some of our favorite people and best musical acts on the scene today (you can read more about the whole thing in Lee Zimmerman’s recap).

Amidst the sunshine and Bahamian breezes, few things scored higher for us than this very special moment that took place on the pool deck during our second night.  It’s just…. ugh.  You know what? We can’t even begin to say how great this is.  You’ll just have to watch…..

BUT WAIT… there’s more:

(Yes, you’re seeing that right.  That’s Del McCoury, The Travelin’ McCourys, Peter Rowan, Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien, and David Grisman together.  On one stage.  Jamming.  We still haven’t recovered from all the awesomeness.)

In other news…. here’s what else has been all over the internets this week…

• This legendary recording took place forty years ago this week at KCET studios in Hollywood.

• IBMA’s Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2013 was announced…. and we’re more than a little proud to be included.

• If Perez Hilton starts covering ‘Americana’ does that mean it’s gone mainstream??

• And speaking of the Grammys, this was a pretty off the wall performance.  Brittany Howard’s voice gives us chills…

• Can’t stop listening to the stream of Pharis & Jason Romero’s new album (via Folk Alley).

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