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Keller Williams & Travelin’ McCourys at Grey Fox 7/17

We can’t think of a better way to end opening day at 2013 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival than with the exciting collaboration of Keller Williams and the Travelin’ McCourys! Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances—no two of which are ever alike. Williams’ solo live shows, and his ability to improvise to his quirky tunes despite the Today, whether performing as a one-man band (a stage show constructed around Keller
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Noam Pikelny Awarded 1st Annual Steve Martin Prize

The Steve Martin Charitable Foundation has selected Punch Brothers banjo player Noam Pikelny as the winner of the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick, Tony Trischka and Béla Fleck were on the committee that selected Pikelny, who will receive “an unrestricted cash prize of fifty-thousand dollars, as well as a bronze sculpture created expressly for the prize by noted artist Eric Fischl.” Martin describes Pilkeny as “the extraordinary banjoist for the Punch Brothers, playing not only traditional bluegrass, but classical, rock and jazz oriented music. He is a player of unlimited
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