Category Archives: Neat Pics

Some Photos from Blistered Fingers in June

We drove up with our little Casita travel trailer into pungent Litchfield, Maine (yes, it seemed to be manure-spreading season) and found the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, the 54th, they advertise. They have two every summer (in June and August), … Continue reading

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The Day-After-Christmas Extravaganza!

This Saturday is the day after Christmas, but we can’t let a year go by without keeping the tradition of our Christmas Extravaganzas alive. So we’ve got one for you: a rebroadcast of the Extravaganza from December 22, 2012! Plenty … Continue reading

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Photos from the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival

I don’t get to many festivals, as the biggest day is always Saturday, and I have radio business then.  But I did arrange for a pre-recorded Hillbilly at Harvard on June 29th, so Dr Janie and I took the Green … Continue reading

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The 2018 Joe Val Festival

For bluegrass-country fans here in New England, Presidents’ Day weekend means Joe Val Weekend. The substitution is fine with me, as the elevation of the third weekend in February to just another Monday day off meant the nation quickly forgot … Continue reading

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HAH History: The Committee Saves the Show!

Back about 1965 or 1966, Cousin Dave Schmalz was living in an apartment on Upland Rd. in Cambridge, which of course he called Upland Downs.  At one of his weekly poker parties, a WHRB member (whose name escapes me) turned … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: Bruce Millard and Wayworn Travelers Coming By

Old friend Bruce Millard (Hokum’s Heroes) has put together a new band focusing on music of The Carter Family.  They’re playing at Club Passim Thursday, 6Aug15.  Bruce will be bringing some members of the band to HAH this Saturday (1Aug15), … Continue reading

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Tex Logan (1927–2015) — Part II

Part I is HERE. It was Tex Logan‘s association with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper that led him to Bill Monroe in 1951, and the recording of his song, now a bluegrass and country standard, “Christmas Time’s A-Comin’.”  Richard Thompson, … Continue reading

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Rhonda Vincent in Studio B (2002)

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage in Sumptuous Studio B, 12Jan02, photo by Gerry Katz (Copyright © G. Katz 2002) Erratum: Date corrected from 10Jan03 to 12Jan02.

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