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IOWA HISTORY JOURNAL TOUTS OLD TIME MUSIC

In the November-December, 2014, issue of the Iowa History Journal, you will find a most amazing story about the work, dedication, and passion for Iowa’s (and America’s) old-time rural music ever written about the genre in the upper Midwest. It’s … Continue reading

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SAVING AMERICA’S RURAL MUSIC

When American Profile Magazine did a story on Iowan’s Bob & Sheila Everhart, they started with an interesting analogy. “When Bob Everhart plays ‘Down In The Valley’ he hears the voices of pioneers. And those voices have inspired a museum, … Continue reading

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BANJO JAMBOREE SET FOR THE ‘STATE WITHOUT BANJOS’

     LeMars, Iowa…..Perhaps the only well known banjo player in the entire state of Iowa, is Bob Black, a former member of Bill Monroe’s Kentucky Bluegrass Band.  According to Bob Everhart, President of the National Traditional Music Association, headquartered in … Continue reading

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Blake Shelton Hears From Old Farts & Jackasses

When Blake Shelton made the incredibly ignorant and stupid statement that old people who didn’t buy his cd’s and concert tickets were ‘old farts and jackasses,’ he made it perfectly clear how very little he understands the music world, the … Continue reading

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MASTER INSTRUMENT PICKERS ‘PICK’ IOWA

     “Every year, at our festival of old-time counry music, brings new surprises.”  Bob Everhart is the Director of the 36th annual “National Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, and Folk Music Festival, held in America’s most ‘rural’ state, Iowa.  “We’re in our 36th … Continue reading

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Prettiest Smokey Mountain Boy Comes To Iowa

     June Webb was born into a musical family in L’Anse, Michigan.  At an early age, the family moved to Miami, Florida, at which time the parents got June and her siblings (Shirley and Ford) involved in singing, dancing, and … Continue reading

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2ND JOHNNY CASH DAUGHTER ENTERS AMERICA’S OLD TIME COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

     LeMars, Iowa….. In 2010, the National Traditional Country Music Association, inducted Johnny Cash’s daughter, Cindy, into America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.  This year, they are inducting another Johnny Cash daughter, Kathleen Cash, into this same very … Continue reading

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