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The Journal of Roots Music
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Ted is an IBMA-nominated music writer who travels to bluegrass festivals with his wife and picks guitar in as many jams as he can.
Columns, artists, authors and comment threads that Ted Lehmann follows.
Easy Ed's Broadside
Through the Lens
"It's All Good" ... Or Is It?
'Amazing Grace': A Rant From A Wretch Like Me
'The Last Waltz' Has Stood the Test of Time
80 Years of Sittin' on Top of the World
A Prairie Home Companion: From Panic Attack to Paradigm Shift
A Thank-You Note for a Year of Moving Music
A Walkabout, the Night after Paris
Advice for Bluegrass Bands: Be an Effective Self-Publicist
Al Batten: Traditional to the Core
Americana Music in Black and White
An Early Harvest: A Handful of Fall 2017's Music Books
As Vinyl and Cassette Sales Soar, I'm Fishin' in the Stream
Beating a Dead Horse: Bluegrass and Social Media
Béla Fleck and Chris Thile: Following the Artist's Muse
Bluegrass Doesn't Play Well with Others
Bluegrass Goes to College, But Should It?
Bluegrass, Real Country, and the Death Throes of Genre
BluegrassCountry.org Is a Symptom
Bob Dylan and Bluegrass
Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Speech: Literature, Art, Professionalism, Shakespeare
Book Review: Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music
Bringing Back the Three-Minute Single
Bringing Mountain Music to the City
Building a Better World, One Song at a Time
Carl Jackson: A Boy and His Banjo, Reunited
Considering Radical, Progressive, and Traditional Bluegrass Players
Could Richard Thompson Have a Hit Single?
Dale Ann Bradley of Sister Sadie
Deanie Richardson of Sister Sadie
Do Y'all Have Bluegrass Up There?
Dori Freeman and the Stories in the Songs
Dr. Tom Bibey: An Inspiration, Just When One Is Needed
Dylan Goes Electric, by Elijah Wald (Book Review)
Eric Andersen on Camus, Byron, Dylan, and Ochs
Every Song's a Bluegrass Song that Doesn't Know it ... Yet
Five Strings Down in Rockville
Food on the Road
Forty Years of Country Music and "Related Forms"
Gena Britt of Sister Sadie
Grammy Surprises, Loretta Lynn, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and More
Harvey Reid, Joyce Andersen, and The Song Train
Highlights from the 2017 Philadelphia Folk Festival
Improving the Bluegrass Festival Experience for All
It's Not All about the Music
It's Too Late to Stop Now: My Five Takeaways From AmericanaFest 2017
It’s the End of the CD as We Know It, and I Feel Fine
James King: Still More Stories to Tell
Japanese Band Bluegrass 45 Celebrates 50 Years
Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires: For the Love of It
John Cowan: A Life in Music
John Hardy - The Genesis of a Song
John Prine: In Spite of Himself by Eddie Huffman - Book Review
Kelley Gibson and the Healing Power of Music
Learning to Play a Little Bluegrass Might Do You Good
Leonard Cohen Versus Donald Trump: Hallelujah Hallelujah
Lovers Bite: The Resurgence of Neo-Soul
Masterful Musicianship Inspired by Trad Bluegrass
MerleFest 2016: A Personal Journey
Merlefest Moments 2016: Carlile, Isbell, Hillside Album Hour, and More
Mile Twelve Has Momentum
Mr. Bojangles, Dance
Music Through a Lifetime: Songs that Influenced My Taste
Musicians: The Haves and the Have Nots
My Life in Guitars
New Earl Scruggs Bio Opens an Icon's Life for Both Avid and Casual Fans
Not Just a Southern Thing
On Spirit Animals, Roots Rockers, and Ditching the Day Job
Outside Influences: Jerry Garcia, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, and Bluegrass
Responding to 'Billboard': What Are Actually the Best Music Books of All Time?
Rethinking American Roots Music in Black and White
Revisiting Favorite Bookshops
Routes to Roots I: What Sparks the Fire in a Young Musician?
Routes to Roots: Dylan and Monroe, Newport and Fincastle
San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Up Close & Personal
Side Musicians: The Musical Glue Making Bluegrass Work
Sierra Hull and the Steep Canyon Rangers: The Future of Bluegrass
Sometimes Practice Isn't Enough
Steep Canyon Rangers Strengthen their Signal with "Radio"
Steep Ravine – The Pedestrian
Stepping into the Spotlight: Women in Bluegrass
Still Restless After All These Years: Peter Ames Carlin on Paul Simon
Stop, Hey, What's That Sound; or, How Do We Read Music?
Success, Failure, and the Role of Critics Who Sort It All Out
Taking Risks: Nostalgia and Innovation
Talking with Elijah Wald about His Book, "Dylan Goes Electric!"
Ten Murder Ballads That'll Slay You
Terror and Beauty from Daisy, Kentucky
The Antidote to Too Much Holiday Music
The Books of My Life
The Danger of Genius: Bill Monroe and Tony Rice
The Day My Guitar Gently Weeped
The Death of Country Music: Natural Cause or Homicide
The Endearing Qualities of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
The Four Ts of Bluegrass: Tone, Taste, Timing … and Technology
The Gibson Brothers and the Search for Excellence
The Gibson Brothers and Their Christmas Show: A Gift to Us All
The Gibson Brothers: Authenticity on Tap
The Importance of Social Media in Bluegrass
The Ingredients of Bluegrass
The Lonely Heartstring Band: From Beatles to Bluegrass
The Mighty Cord
The Music Books Market -- Or, We'll Always Want to Read about Springsteen
The Mysterious Case of Gainesville, Florida
The Second Annual Insider's Guide to AmericanaFest
The Sights and Sounds of Rock and Roll
The Trendy Gifting Option: Death to the Vinyl Album
The Wide, Wide World of Bluegrass: IBMA 2017
Three Bands and the Truth: Lonely Heartstring Band, the Gibson Brothers, and Del McCoury
Tim O'Brien, Making Music His Own Way
Tina Adair of Sister Sadie
Tradition's Rolling Target, An Ever-Present Allure
Two Contrasting Bands Worth Further Consideration
Was Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA?
What About the Banjo?
What Happens When Reviewers are Too Nice?
What Is Americana?
What is Bluegrass Soul?
When Lemmy Met Wanda Jackson
Why the Fuss?
Will Bob Boilen's "Your Song Changed My Life" Change Your Life?
World of Bluegrass: How to Plan, Prepare, and Enjoy
Year in Focus: The ND Community's Best Photographs of 2015
Singer-Songwriters: Winter 2017
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