Ramble in Raleigh: the IBMA's World of Bluegrass arrives

Sixteen months ago, Doc Watson's death offered a reminder that North Carolina has perpetually served as a musical incubator. This week, that spotlight returns with the IBMA's World of Bluegrass, in Raleigh for the first time.

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How Raleigh got its bluegrass festival, and how it intends to keep it

"We saw this as the opportunity we'd been talking about—an event that can attract a new spotlight to the area and give us a shot at showing at least one piece of the larger puzzle of the great music that's being made here." —PineCone director William Lewis

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How North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers have become one of bluegrass' great emissaries

The Steep Canyon Rangers, a band that began at UNC-Chapel Hill around 2001, never intended to play music full-time, much less big-time.

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How to Ramble: a guide to World of Bluegrass

Our picks for what to hear

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A daily guide to Mosaic Fall Music Festival in Raleigh

An 11-day dance music festival can feel like boot camp if you're brave enough to romp every night.

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Talented songwriters and gifted pickers in their own right. So glad Steve has given them a greater audience, but they …

by m.cris.rivera on How North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers have become one of bluegrass' great emissaries (Festival Guide)

Sure would like to see the Steep Canyon Rangers play at Pickathon in Oregon. http://www.pickathon.com/

by Jon Gove on How North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers have become one of bluegrass' great emissaries (Festival Guide)

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