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Donald Teplyske  |  October 24, 2011

The Spinney Brothers Red Deer, Alberta 2011 October 23 Presented by the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society Prior to catching Nova Scotia's favourite bluegrass sons in Red Deer this past weekend, I had somehow managed to miss The Spinney Brothers in concert. Now Nova Scotia is almost as far [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  October 22, 2011

Every few weeks I like to take a look at the bluegrass charts. While what is riding high (or dropping fast) doesn't have a great impact on me personally, I like to keep abreast of what is popular, gaining ground, and falling out of favour. It offers me a chance to champion albums and songs I [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  October 10, 2011

Laurie Lewis "Skippin' and Flyin'" Spruce and Maple Music I've been told that I have a tendency to occasionally write more than people want to read, given these days of shorter attention spans and such. So here is the capsule review: West coast bluegrass maven Laurie [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  October 7, 2011

What is that pain in my neck and shoulders? O, the new Bluegrass Today Top 20 has been posted. As I posted late last night, this latest endeavour attempting to track bluegrass airplay is very responsive. Perhaps, too much so. Last week, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad's Big River [...]

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Donald Teplyske  |  October 7, 2011

Bluegrass charts have long- at least in my mind- been a bit of a joke. I loved Bluegrass Now but its chart had some serious issues- a two-year old album could suddenly find itself at number three for a one-month reappearance. One of the magazine's final 2007 editions had Nickel [...]

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