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We continue our journey across America to discover the very best country music festivals that exist today. In part one we traveled to Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina and continue our musical exploration in Mexico. Crash My Playa – Riviera Mayo Perhaps not somewhere that you would readily associate with country music, but what could […]

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One of the best ways of exploring a country is by traveling around and seeing new places and meeting the locals. And when you do this connected to something that you really love, say, going to country music festivals, then you have got a win-win situation. In this blog we look at the finest country […]

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Bluegrass music is a team sport and one of its golden rules is that it should always be fun to play and to listen and participate in. It is sort of American roots music that is often described wrongly as American Folk music. Elements of bluegrass can be found in the traditional music of English, […]

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The second part of our country music adventure to find the best ever country artists suggests more names that should adorn any best of country music lists. Already we have posted legendary names such as Kitty Wells, Jimmie Rodgers, George Jones and Hank Williams, and in this blog, we add even more great names. Lefty […]

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Heading along the bluegrass road again, this is the concluding part of our list of the best bluegrass artists past and present. Already we have been in the auspicious company of Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys as well as listening to some of the newer acts such as New Grass Revival. We start […]

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Collating a top ten or top five in any category is difficult, but when it comes to country music it is nearly impossible. After a couple of obvious selections, things get a tad more difficult and the waters become a little murkier. Country music has always had very passionate fans, they are also the first […]

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Bluegrass has a popular fan base that follows it and is diverse as the music and musicians that form the bluegrass scene. This genre has many defining characteristics, from the instruments to the vocal arrangements that make it quite unique. It is true that many country, folk and blues fans enjoy this typically American form […]

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The second part of our blog looking at the best female bluegrass artists that are on today’s bluegrass scene highlights even more talented singers and musicians. For years bluegrass music was a fairly male dominated music genre, but today the following artists are defining a more female aspect of things, and one that is blossoming. […]

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Bluegrass music has been described as many things: country music, white music, hillbilly music or even immigrant music, and it is doubtful if any of these descriptions is at all accurate. It has also been described as a male dominated genre of music and certainly, in its formative years, this was very true about bluegrass. […]

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The concluding part of our discovery in the history of bluegrass music carries on with the importance of Earl Scruggs in its future development. We have already seen how Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys started to make bluegrass popular and now we continue from there. Uncle Josh Whilst the Foggy Mountain Boys were […]

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