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Bluegrass Truth; Country Update Magazine

Hamish and Lachlan have been writing the Bluegrass Truth column in Country Update Magazine since July 2009. Here is an archive of the articles for your enjoyment. Check back regularly as new articles will be uploaded quarterly.

Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 83 Issue 83: November 2016 - OUT NOW!
Stuart Wyrick feature, Rhiannon Giddens, Dwight Yoakam, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley.
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 82 Issue 82: August 2016
Jeff White feature, Bryan Sutton Sam Bush, The Earls of Leicester, Special Consensus, Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductees.
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 81 Issue 81: May 2016
Abigail Washbborne & Bela Fleck, The Company, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley.
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 80 Issue 80: February 2016
Billy Connolly, Steve Martin, Old Crow Medicine Show & Ed Helms, Steven Gilchrist & Chris Thile, Davidson Brothers, Stuart Duncan, Dennis Crouch.
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 79 Issue 79: November 2015
Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass, Kyle Tuttle, Bill Keith, Ron Block.
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 78 Issue 78: August 2015
IBMA World of Bluegrass, Mustered Courage, Kym Warner, Sam Bush, Karen Lynn.
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 77 Issue 77: May 2015
Paul Duff, Tut Taylor, Bobby Hicks, The Earls of Leicester.
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 76 Issue 76: February 2015
Mustered Courage, Peter Denahy, Aron McLean, Montz Matsumoto, The Band of Ruhks, Ralph Stanley, Kenny Smith, Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller, Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Turner, Scott Collins, The Mid North, Catgut, Nine Mile Creek, Strzelecki StringBusters, Gold Coast Folk Festival, Jamcamps Australia, Delaney's Creek jam camp, The Company, Inside Lewyn Davis, Coen Brothers, T Bone Burnett, Punch Brothers, Mumford & Sons.
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 75 Issue 75: November 2014
Noam Pikelny, Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub, Neil Rosenberg, John Boothroyd, Hugh MacDonald, Eddie Adcock, Junior Sisk and
Joe Mullins’ Hall Of Fame Bluegrass, Dudley Connell, Marshall Wilborn. Jesse Brock, Jason Carter, IBMA Hall of Fame, The Original Seldom Scene, The Seals, Jamgrass, 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Fanny Lumsden, Kristy Cox, Jerry Salley, Pete Denahy, Karen Lynne, Mustered Courage
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 74 Issue 74: August 2014
Dean Perrett, Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Taylor Pfeiffer, Pete Denahy, The Company, MountainGrass, Flying Emus, IBMA’s Bluegrass Ramble & Wide Open Bluegrass, Golden Guitars add Bluegrass Album of the Year
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 73 Issue 73: May 2014
Steve Martin, Ed Helms, John C. Reily, Jacob McGuffie, Louis Gill, Nick Keeling, Josh Bridges, Julian Abrahams, Paddy Montgomery, The Morrisons, Zane Banks, George Jackson, Casey Driessen, Jake Stargel, Dave Goldenberg, Andrew Small, IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, Alaska String Band, Bluegrass Parkway, Strezlecki Stringbusters, Redlands Bluegrass Festival, The Pigs, Innes Campbell, The O’Donnells, Round Mountain Girls, MountainGrass, Special Consensus, Greg Cahill
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 72 Issue 72: Feb 2014
Bryan Sutton, Bill Frisell, Noam Pikelny, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Stuart Duncan, Nickel Creek, Paddy Montgomery, Mustered Courage, Randy Kohrs, Pete Denahy, One Up, Two Down, Kristy Cox, Jens Koch, G2, Del McCoury Band, Blue Highway, George Jackson, Peter Rowan Trio, Chris Henry, MountainGrass
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 71 Issue 71: Nov 2013
Dean Perrett, Rob Ickes, Daren Shoemaker, Larry Marrs, Aubrey Haynie, Mike Bub, Scott Vestal, Tim May, Alan Jackson, Jamgrass 2013, Jens Kruger, Australian Banjo and Bluegrass Conference, Alan Munde, Kristy Cox
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 70 Issue 70: Aug 2013
ABOTMA formation, Mountaingrass, Don Rigsby, Kristy Cox, George Jackson, Brian DeGruchy, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Jim Rush & Nigel Lever, Jamgrass Music Festival, Dorrigo Bluegrass & Folk Festival, Wirrina Bluegrass Festival
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 69 Issue 69: May 2013
Mustered Courage, Geoff Morris, Brad Hancock, Bob Brozman, Dailey & Vincent, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Jamgrass, Inness Campbell, IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, Della Mae
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 68 Issue 68: Feb 2013
Mustered Courage, National Folk Festival, Bluegrass Parkway, Bluegrass Music Cruise, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, Red Molly, Karen Lynne, Jerry Salley, Mike Auldridge, Owl Valley Bluegrass Sessions, Bill Lawson, European World of Bluegrass, Daniel Watkins, Jim Lauderdale, Steeldrivers, Russel Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Sierra Hull
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 67 Issue 67: Nov 2012
Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Audie
Blaylock & Redline, The Roys, Jerry Salley, Mike Compton, Jim Lauderdale, The New Worlds, Whitetop Mountaineers, Kristy Cox, Gibson Brothers, Rob Ickes, Russel Moore, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Mark Johnson, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, J.D.
Crowe & the New South, Peter Denahy, Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship, SPGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America)
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 66 Issue 66: Aug 2012
Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury, Eric Clapton, Mumford & Sons, Keb Mo, Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Marc Cohn, Alison Krauss, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Shane Nicholson, Wirrina Bluegrass Festival, Ross Nickerson, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival,  The Whitetop Mountaineers, The New Worlds, Jamgrass, Chris Duffy, Davidson Brothers, IBMA Momentum Awards
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 65 Issue 65: May 2012
Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe movie - ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’, Bellyache Ben & the Steamgrass Boys, The Mid North, The Company featuring George Jackson, Mustered Courage, Mike Kear, Redlands Bluegrass Festival, Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival, Sunshine Coast Fiddle Camp, Harrietville Bluegrass Convention, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Australian Bluegrass Conference and Banjo Conference, Bluegrass Music Cruise
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 64 Issue 64: Feb 2012
Bluegrass Parkway, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats,
Mustered Courage, Big Bug Trio, George Jackson, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Davidson Brothers, The Greencards, The Roys, Star Maker talent quest, Bob Corbett, Kristy Cox, Mark Thornton, Jerry Reed, Strezlecki Stringbusters, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Abigail Washburn, Kai Welch, April Verch Band, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Michael Witcher, Mike Munford, Paul Knight, The Pigs, Davidson Brothers, Grammy Awards, Bluegrass Nation
Country Update: Bluegrass Truth, Issue 63 Issue 63: Nov 2011
International Bluegrass Music Awards, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Randy Kohrs, Sam Bush, Kristy Cox, Jerry Salley, Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship, Harrietville Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention, Crooked Still, e Woodford Folk Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Bluegrass Breakfasts, Steve Passfield, Mustered Courage, Hillbilly Goats, The Roys, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Punch Brothers


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