NEWS: Online bluegrass guitar school

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Guitarists from Memphis to Melbourne will soon be able to learn bluegrass and flatpicking guitar online from one of the top names in the Bluegrass guitar world.  The School of Guitar with Bryan Sutton is part of the newArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass that will also see Tony Trischka (banjo), Mike Marshall (mandolin), Darol Anger (fiddle) and Missy Raines (bass) offering personalized instruction online using innovative Video Exchanges™.

The School of Guitar with Bryan Sutton will contain high quality basic, intermediate, and advanced acoustic guitar video lessons; as well as a number of social features aimed at the acoustic guitar community.  Every student at the guitar school has the opportunity to send a recorded video of themselves practicing and receive a personal video response with individualized instruction from Bryan.
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NEWS: Tommy Shaw goes bluegrass

Styx legend Tommy Shaw’s latest sounds like it’s gonna be cool! I’ll have a review of this CD soon. Can’t wait to hear it! Check out a sample here:

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TOMMY SHAW TEAMS UP WITH BLUEGRASS GREATS FOR THE GREAT DIVIDE

STYX Rock Icon Drops Bluegrass Debut on March 22nd 2011

Tommy Shaw, guitarist of legendary rock band Styx, is set to release his debut Bluegrass album, “The Great Divide” on March 22nd, 2011, through Pazzo Music/Fontana Distribution. The album features an impressive roster of guest musicians, including: Alison Krauss, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Rob Ickes, Stuart Duncan, Byron House, Gary Burr and many more.

With this album, Shaw, a Montgomery, Alabama native, establishes himself as an authentic addition to the Bluegrass community. Born with a unique gift for music, a passion quickly recognized by his parents, he picked up his first guitar at the age of ten. From what his brothers remember, after Tommy’s introduction to the guitar; “We never saw him again…”, as he would stay in his room for hours practicing day and night. His tenacity and intrinsic passion for Bluegrass at an early age implies that this new release isn’t a casual endeavor, but a return to the music on which he was raised. Shaw wrote or co-wrote every song on the album in addition to playing acoustic guitar, dobro/resonator and mandolin.

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