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  • Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party

    Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party
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  • 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...

    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. Mr. Winkenwerder was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said...

    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...

    Steve Martin and Edie Brickell: Splendor in the bluegrass

    Steve Martin and Edie Brickell: Splendor in the bluegrass
    Actor Steve Martin is no stranger to bluegrass. A banjo player since he was 17, Martin has performed with the legendary Earl Scruggs, received a Grammy for his 2009 debut music album, “The Crow,” and stood on the stage at Nashville’s...