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Donald Teplyske  |  July 8, 2011

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas performed in Edmonton for the first time in four years earlier this week (July 5), and (outside a nearly sold-out theatre with air circulation challenges) it would be hard to imagine anyone leaving the Jubilee Auditorium unsatisfied. I [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  July 8, 2011

Word came today from Nashville that Kenny Baker, one of the fiddlers who defined the bluegrass sound through his long tenure as a Blue Grass Boy with Bill Monroe, has died. Baker was 85 years old, and by all accounts led a full life. He had suffered a stroke earlier this week. I didn't know [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  July 4, 2011

From Ireland comes news that the Niall Toner Band has released William Smith Monroe, their latest in a series of tributes to the Father of Bluegrass music. This was and is welcome news to me as I have been a fan of the Irish trio for many years, not to mention a sucker for a well-crafted Monroe [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  July 1, 2011

To quote Stompin' Tom Connors, it's Canada Day up Canada way, and in honour of our great Canadian celebration- marked traditionally by hailstorms, watching the NHL Free Agent Frenzy on TSN, and mega-sleep-ins to recover from a school year (6 PM last evening until 7:45 this morning, a [...]

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