Category Archives: Follow-ups

Another Excellent Joe Val Festival!

NOTE: For higher-resolution versions of the photographs, go to Flickr, HERE. (They won’t be super high, because with my Rebel T2i-Tamron 18-270 combination, I still needed to shoot at 3200 ISO, but they will be better than the ones that … Continue reading

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Time for “The Montreal Express”!

(16Dec) Yep, it was 3º F on the river in Saxonville this morning.  Although the storm tomorrow is supposed to change from snow to rain and warmer temps during the day, I’ll try to remember to play “The Montreal Express”—see … Continue reading

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Another Great Joe Val Festival!—Part II

[Continued from Part I, HERE] Saturday evening, following Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle, the ladies of Sister Sadie unleashed some powerful and poignant vocals in the main hall.  This is a an all star band that features two very different … Continue reading

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Another Great Joe Val Festival!—Part I

Once again the Boston Bluegrass Union pulled off another flawlessly-executed (at least as far as we spectators could tell, and that’s what counts!) Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Presidents’ Day weekend at the Sheraton in Framingham.  At least this year there … Continue reading

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Tex Plays “Christmas Time’s A-Coming”

As a follow-up to the two posts on Tex Logan, HERE and HERE, this from Gordy Brown— What better way to wish you a Merry Christmas. Tex performs his composition. He is an Inductee to our MCMAA [Massachusetts Country Music … Continue reading

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Vote Now for the Ameripolitan Awards!

Voting on the Ameripolitan website, HERE, has been open since Thanksgiving Day. You can also download smart-phone apps that let you listen to nominee music and vote for your favorites.  And of course you can vote for me/HAH, if you … Continue reading

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“Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”: The Composer’s Grandson Writes

Almost two years ago I posted an article about the history of a hymn we have played on the Hillbilly at Harvard Christmas Extravangaza for years and years: The Stanley Brothers‘ recording on King Records of “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”; … Continue reading

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