Custom, hand-built guitars and mandolins, restoration, repair and consignment for collectors and Bluegrass and acoustic musicians by Chris Oliver in Springfield, Illinois.
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Category Archives: Festivals
Hey, nearly forgot to mention. Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrass Festival is this weekend. February 28 – March 3rd in East Peoria, Illinois. A good lineup of bands including this year’s grammy nominated (and should have won it) Special Consensus. This is … Continue reading
The 26th Annual Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Festival in Springfield, IL was a huge success.
News on the restored 1949 Martin D-28 and out of this world jamming. Continue reading
Folks it’s time again for the Bluegrass festival here in Springfield, Illinois. It begins Friday at 2:30 and runs through Sunday morning. As usual, some of the best bands in Bluegrass will be performing. This year’s new lineup includes Detour … Continue reading
The 2012 IBMA Music Awards are right around the corner. Make your plans to attend or watch streaming. Continue reading
Who knew you could hold a world record for simply showing up at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA? These folks did! On August 7th they showed up in force mandolins a pickin’. The previous record was 383 players … Continue reading