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The HillBenders Experience: Not Your Mama’s Bluegrass, and Infectious To Boot

The headline of an article in the prestigious Bluegrass Unlimited magazine sums up the band HillBenders' musical mission in a nutshell: "Making Bluegrass hip again, one day at a time." As a result, it's not surprising that the quintet recently appeared at an event in Missouri titled "This Ain't Your Mama's Bluegrass."

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Della Mae
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Della Mae’s Long, Winding Road: From Spike Heels and ‘Mangrass’ to Genteel Harmonies

Which one of the five women onstage is Della Mae? Philosophers could argue for a good while between the answers "all" and "none."

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Family Area
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2013 Beartrap Summer Festival Family Area Schedule

There is a ton of fun to be had at the Beartrap Summer Festival.  When you need a break from watching all the amazing acts on stage, you can go have a great time in the family area.  The family area offers fun for the whole family all day long, check out this years complete schedule.

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Beartrap Summer Festival Stage
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Beartrap “Down From The Mountain” Aug. 3rd At Washington Park

The Beartrap Summer Festival brings you two solid days of some of the best acts in bluegrass. The folks from the Beartrap Summer Festival are one-upping the fun and are proud to present Beartrap "Down From The Mountain", a FREE concert at Washington Park the evening of August 3rd!

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Front Country
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Front Country Takes Varied Musical Path to a Winning Season

“We try to bring a modern edge to what we’re doing, and challenge ourselves to stay away from the super traditional material.”

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Phoebe Hunt
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Phoebe Hunt: From Austin to the Big Apple, Exploring the Healing Power of Acoustic Music

"Sidewalks, lovers / Storm cloud covers / Small talk hovers / Take me home..." -- Phoebe Hunt

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Solas
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The Band Solas: Shining a Musical Light on Celtic Histories in the American West

Celtic music can be an arcane realm with a vocabulary of its own. Where else can a band's list of instruments alone run to more than a dozen items, distinguishing between a "tin whistle" and a "low whistle" and including a device known as a "bodhran"? (Which, incidentally, is a small framed drum that looks like a cousin of the tambourine.)

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Blue Canyon Boys
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Blue Canyon Boys: Old-Time High Lonesome, With Just a Hint of Grateful Dead

The name itself, Blue Canyon Boys, carries echoes of bands from an earlier century. And the audience for the group's Sunday, August 4 concert at the upcoming Beartrap Summer Festival can be forgiven if they're convinced they've been transported to the golden era when a series of "brother acts" ruled the stage at the Grand Ol' Opry: the Delmores, the Louvins, the Monroes, the Stanleys

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Screen Door Porch
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Screen Door Porch: A Fresh Wind Blowing Through Americana Sound

The familiar slogan "think globally, act locally" was not on the agenda of the band known as Screen Door Porch when they scheduled their regional tour earlier this year--but it certainly worked out that way.

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Run Boy Run
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Young Band ‘Run Boy Run’ Shifts Into High Gear After Telluride Victory

What do you get when you stir together a sister/sisterBluegrassduo, a brother/sister act with classical inclinations, a street musician, and two state fiddling championships? A young new Arizona group with the striking name Run Boy Run (no commas, please) who have, in the past year alone, chalked up two achievements that even more established bands would take pride in:

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Sam Bush Telluride Bluegrass
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Sam Bush: “The King Of Telluride”

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado is one of the most well known bluegrass festivals in the country.  Around those parts Sam Bush is known as "The King of Telluride".  Unlike most royalty, this king's throne is a stage and his scepter is a mandolin.

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Sam Bush
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The Evolution Of Sam Bush: Father Of Newgrass [VIDEO]

The year was 1952, in Bowling Green, Kentucky - a child was born that would end up changing the face of American Bluegrass. His name was Sam Bush.

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