January 12, 2022 Issue
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Open Jams at the Manor will be cancelled until further notice because,
as David Chernack put it, "Well, Omicron is....Omicron."

Norman Blake: An Appreciation

by Andy Bing

By now we are all super impressed by Andy Bing's articles. I, personally, look forward to each of his submissions and, in particular, the videos that accompany the text. This week the music is simply gorgeous!!! You MUST listen to the recordings embedded in Andy's article.

NEW: A Quick Bluegrass Primer

Despite Covid, the HVBA continues to find ways to spread the word about Bluegrass!
Richard Levine, HVBA member and member of The Harding Club, a venerable local service organization, recently contacted the association with a request for a presentation on bluegrass at their January meeting. This past Wednesday, through the magic of Zoom, we fulfilled that request with a combination of information and live demonstration.

Read more about the crash course given by Andy Bing and demonstrated by the above pictured musicians. Thanks to all!!!

Bluegrass Royalty

New Trivia Question

The contest this week is really a fun one. Even I was able to figure out most of the answers. If you love bluegrass and if you love a challenge....this one's for you. Let's overwhelm Dick with our answers.

Winners of the Last Trivia Contest

Congrats to Jeanne Mathewson for knowing the answer to the December 31st trivia question.

David Chernack's Playlist

This is: Larry Sparks

Often when I hear a new song that I love it turns out to be one that Larry Sparks sings. David has chosen some of the very best of Sparks' songs. Give them a listen!!! Learn them!!!
Yay!!! Mark Hudson has just reviewed another album for our website and this time it is Rebuild by Zoe & Cloyd. Be sure to read it here.
Yippee! Welcome to Maria Weeks of Tarrytown, NY. Maria is the newest HVBA member and we are so happy to welcome her to our world of bluegrass.

You, too, can become a member by joining the HVBA, if you haven't already done so. It's easy and includes your entire household. Join here.
Check out all upcoming bluegrass events in our area!

* The listings in Red are HVBA Sponsored Events
Jan 14:     Get Back To Your Roots
Jan 19:     CANCELLED - HVBA Open Jam
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