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New Music from Kristin Scott Benson

Kristin Scott Benson - StringworksNashville, TN -- Stringworks is the newest release from Kristin Scott Benson, four-time winner of the IBMA Instrumental Performer of the Year Award for Banjo. As a member of the three-time Grammy-nominated group, the Grascals, Benson has proven herself a polished artisan of complex compositions. Stringworks (Mountain Home Music Company) becomes available July 22, 2016.

Award-Winner Kristen Scott Benson Reaches Banjo Students Via Internet

Kristen Scott BensonNashville, TN -- The power of technology has removed physical distance as a roadblock for fans who wish to learn from their musical heroes. Bluegrass music banjo master Kristin Scott Benson is among the well-known artists who offer music lessons to students worldwide via the online service, Skype.

Twenty Songs of the South by Legendary Bluegrass Music Artists

Twenty Songs of the SouthBluegrass music was born out of the hills of Appalachia so it's no surprise that artists have been paying tribute to the South since the music's inception. The album is over a full hour of some of the finest bluegrass music by award winning artists.

Thoughts on the Passing of Earl Scruggs from Kristin Scott Benson 4-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year

Kristin Scott BensonLike everyone else that loves bluegrass music and the banjo, I was saddened to hear the news of Earl Scruggs' passing. Terry Smith, bass player with The Grascals, called me at my parents' house in South Carolina to give me the news. Though I didn't know him well, I immediately felt a void because his life has had so much impact on mine. In fact, anyone that plays traditional 3-finger, bluegrass banjo (which is almost every banjo player in the world) owes their craft to Earl Scruggs. Even the players that unfortunately haven't listened to him first-hand, should understand that their primary influence is still Earl Scruggs.

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