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  • Peter Winkenwerder, farmer

    Peter Winkenwerder, farmer
    Peter Winkenwerder, a retired financial consultant and Baltimore County farmer, was killed June 6 in an automobile accident on Greenspring Avenue in Owings Mills. He was 73.
  • Passings: Arthur Smith

    Arthur Smith, 93, a bluegrass musician who wrote and recorded the sizzling instrumentals "Guitar Boogie" and "Feuding Banjos," died Thursday at his home in Charlotte, N.C., his family announced. No cause was given. "Guitar Boogie," recorded with the...

    Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party

    Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over...

    Mike Munford, master of banjo, honed skills in Baltimore

    Mike Munford, master of banjo, honed skills in Baltimore
    The world's best banjo player of the past year lives in a log cabin about 40 miles from Baltimore. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, 55-year-old Mike Munford sat on a couch in his living room in Glen Rock, Pa. He held his favorite banjo, a Gibson five-...

    The roots of country music are showing

     The roots of country music are showing
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Word that bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs' Gibson RB-Granada Mastertone banjo is heading to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum here gives all the more reason to visit the shrine. On a recent Saturday morning, the line already...