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Grateful Web Interview with Hawk Semins

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Thu, 06/15/2017 - 5:20 pm

Grateful Web recently had an enlightening conversation with Hawk Semins of The Owsley Stanley Foundation. Hawk is an OSF board member, the Foundation's lawyer, the corporate secretary, the executive producer of the box set, and sometimes he even works in the mailroom.  He helped to form the Foundation after Bear died and has volunteered his time to the organization since then, working closely with Bear's son, Starfinder Stanley, the OSF President.

Doc Watson 2-Disc Collection Available Via Sugar Hill Records

Submitted by Sugar Hill Records on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 2:03 pm

In May of 2012, one of the preeminent figures of American Roots Music, Doc Watson, died at 89 years of age. This summer, Sugar Hill Records will unveil a career-spanning collection, The Definitive Doc Watson, that is an expansive tribute to the Appalachian music legend.

40th Annual RockyGrass Festival Review + Interviews

Submitted by Charles Sokoloff on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 7:07 pm

As Tim O’Brien and Friends kicked off the final set of RockyGrass 2012, I planted my feet a couple of yards behind the elevated stage. The canopy of treetops overhead, awash in color from the stage lights, absorbed a light drizzle. To my right, the deity of all double bassists, Edgar Meyer, calmly warmed up next to the main stage staircase.

The Grateful Web Interview with David Grisman

Submitted by Sara Reifman on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 6:34 pm

Grateful Web was recently fortunate enough to speak with bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist, David GrismanDawg was kind enough to share some of his history with bluegrass legend, Del McCoury, David & Del’s new release, Hardcore Bluegrass in the Dawg House, Davi

Flatpicking legend, Doc Watson, died today at age 89

Submitted by gratefulweb on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 7:24 pm

Flatpicking legend, Doc Watson, died today at age 89.  Watson, a 7 time Grammy winner, was an influence to countless acoustic musicians, including Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck and many more. Born in Deep Gap, North Carolina, originally as Arthel Lane Watson, but later known as 'Doc' Watson (Doc was told he needed an easier name to remember - a fan yelled out 'Doc' at a show and it stuck), would become a pioneer in flatpicking guitar, and with a rich baritone voice, his sound would epitomize the Appalachian sound.  Doc co

Heat, Hope, & Sticky Fingers: The Saturday Experience of MerleFest

Submitted by Gina on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 1:51 am

Louis Molinary is convinced that the Stones wouldn’t really care if he wasn’t able to make his mortgage next month.  The fifty-something real estate developer from Charleston, SC  is quick-stepping into the festival alongside me, headed back to the picking tents.  He tells me he’s new to bluegrass music and wants to hear some more, he said.. Until last year, when a longtime friend finally convinced him to come, Molinary had been more of a fan of The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin.

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