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Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Passes

Ralph Stanley, who with his brother, Carter, helped popularize bluegrass, died June 23. He was 89 and had battled skin cancer. Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia and  in 1946, two formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys; their father sang traditional songs while their mother taught them the clawhammer style on ... ...

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Fender Offers Limited Edition 80 Proof Blues Junior

The Fender Custom Shop 80 Proof Blues Junior is a limited-edition 15-watt combo with a cabinet made from reclaimed oak bourbon barrels that feature distinct stamps and markings from various source distilleries. It uses three 12AX7 preamp tubes, two EL84 power tubes, a 12″ 8-ohm  Jensen speaker, and has onboard spring reverb and Fat boost. ... ...

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Bill Ham, Longtime ZZ Top Manager, Passes

Billy Mack “Bill” Ham, the music manager/producer whose career included guiding ZZ Top and country singer/songwriter Clint Black to superstar status, died June 18 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 79. Ham was born in Waxahachie, Texas, in 1937. His first involvement with the music industry was as a recording artist for Dot ... ...

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Sturgill Simpson

Parental advisory: this ain’t no country album. Rather, Sturgill Simpson – hailed far and wide as the (latest) savior of that good ol’ Nashville sound – is back with his third disc, and it sounds straight out of Memphis. Think “horn section.” Think “special guests the Dap-Kings and glorious harmonizing background vocals.” Think “fingersnapping, danceable ... ...

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Sturgill Simpson

Parental advisory: this ain’t no country album. Rather, Sturgill Simpson – hailed far and wide as the (latest) savior of that good ol’ Nashville sound – is back with his third disc, and it sounds straight out of Memphis. Think “horn section.” Think “special guests the Dap-Kings and glorious harmonizing background vocals.” Think “fingersnapping, danceable ... ...

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Sturgill Simpson

Parental advisory: this ain’t no country album. Rather, Sturgill Simpson – hailed far and wide as the (latest) savior of that good ol’ Nashville sound – is back with his third disc, and it sounds straight out of Memphis. Think “horn section.” Think “special guests the Dap-Kings and glorious harmonizing background vocals.” Think “fingersnapping, danceable ... ...

Read more

Sturgill Simpson

Parental advisory: this ain’t no country album. Rather, Sturgill Simpson – hailed far and wide as the (latest) savior of that good ol’ Nashville sound – is back with his third disc, and it sounds straight out of Memphis. Think “horn section.” Think “special guests the Dap-Kings and glorious harmonizing background vocals.” Think “fingersnapping, danceable ... ...

Read more

Sturgill Simpson

Parental advisory: this ain’t no country album. Rather, Sturgill Simpson – hailed far and wide as the (latest) savior of that good ol’ Nashville sound – is back with his third disc, and it sounds straight out of Memphis. Think “horn section.” Think “special guests the Dap-Kings and glorious harmonizing background vocals.” Think “fingersnapping, danceable ... ...

Read more

Sturgill Simpson

Parental advisory: this ain’t no country album. Rather, Sturgill Simpson – hailed far and wide as the (latest) savior of that good ol’ Nashville sound – is back with his third disc, and it sounds straight out of Memphis. Think “horn section.” Think “special guests the Dap-Kings and glorious harmonizing background vocals.” Think “fingersnapping, danceable ... ...

Read more

Sturgill Simpson

Parental advisory: this ain’t no country album. Rather, Sturgill Simpson – hailed far and wide as the (latest) savior of that good ol’ Nashville sound – is back with his third disc, and it sounds straight out of Memphis. Think “horn section.” Think “special guests the Dap-Kings and glorious harmonizing background vocals.” Think “fingersnapping, danceable ... ...

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