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Crowe breaks arm getting off bus

Monday, February 21, 2011 – J.D.Crowe broke his arm Friday night while getting off his tour bus to play at a Massachusetts bluegrass festival.

Crowe was transported by ambulance to the hospital, and it was determined that his left arm was broken in two places above the elbow. The doctor in the emergency room wanted to keep him there to do surgery right away, but Crowe wanted to go back home to work with the doctors he is familiar with and to recover close to home. Crowe was slated to play the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, Mass.

Crowe is scheduled to meet with doctors on Monday to come up with a plan for recovery. "While he is currently in a lot of pain, his spirits are up and he wants people to know that he is going to do everything his doctors tell him to do in order to get back to picking as soon as possible," his web site said. "He was really looking forward to the show in Massachusetts and hates to disappoint the people, but we can assure everyone that he didn't put this on his schedule!"

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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