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Jammer Spotlight: Chris Stanton, MD

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Chris Stanton, MD goes to a special place to recharge after many hours working as a doctor. He calls it Banjoland. click for more

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The Crossroad Jammers

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“Each Thursday we meet at The Crossroads, an assisted living facility in the Minneapolis area. Many of our ‘groupies’ live there and arrive in various modes of transportation. Some are elders that come almost week come rain or snow; many … Continue reading

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Colorado Flood

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We’re OK and so is our house but my cabin “by” Left Hand Creek (usually 10 feet across) was in the 500 foot- wide version).

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You helped to stir something…

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"By the way, thanks also for the beginning jam class you led at RockyGrass in 2011. My then-12-year-old son Landon was in your class, and you helped to stir something deep within him. He’s been playing guitar, mandolin, piano and … Continue reading

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Prague Blog: The First Europe-Wide Jam Camp

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I’ll admit to a bit of trepidation about this camp … though it’s hard to worry too much about people will have a good time when they get together to play music for a weekend. But this camp was a … Continue reading

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Prague Blog: Pete and Joan on the Loose in Prague

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For years I’ve heard from many people, “Oh, you HAVE to go to Prague!” Well, now we have, and I can see why people say that. The city has a unique charm thanks to a deep history that’s well-preserved visually … Continue reading

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Prague Blog: Pete and Joan at The Bluegrass Summit

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After the long trip, a short rest, then a wonderful dinner and jam with Summit organizers and musician friends from all over Europe, Ireland to Norway and Russia… The Pyramida Hotel provided a former-communist elegant setting for an international jam. … Continue reading

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Get a hug from the ground to the south of the world

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“ Hello Pete It was real pleasure to receive your kind mail. I have only 67 springs, and with my granddaughter and friends I’m in a band completely traditional bluegrass and classic songs of that genre. We may be the … Continue reading

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Doc Watson Remembrance

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Doc can be said to be the greatest folk performer of all. He was 100% musical… everything he played and sang was clear with full tone, perfectly timed, and just plain sounded good. I heard him at his last gig … Continue reading

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An Up-Close Remembrance of Earl

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Earl's surprise comment about Pete, on eTown! Banjo Newsletter, May, 2012 Click here Click here for excerpts from the extensive Earl Scruggs chapter of Masters of the Five String Banjo, concerning melody and tone of the Scruggs sound. Everyone has … Continue reading

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