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Bluegrass Pioneer Melvin Goins Dies at age 83

Melvin GoinsBluegrass music lost another of the founders and pioneers of the music. Melvin Goins, 83, has passed on. Melvin played bluegrass and mountain string music for more six decades. The music he performed became known as bluegrass thanks to Bill Monroe at about the time Melvin and his brother, Ray, started playing professionally. The Goins Brothers performed together until Ray retired from touring in 1994. Melvin continued performing and was on the road when he died.

Eureka Springs Presents Annual Bluegrass Festival

Melvin GoinsEureka Springs, AR -- Eureka Springs is rounding out the summer with another exciting event. This year’s Annual Bluegrass Festival will be jam-packed with lively and talented musicians for three days on August 14-16. The Bluegrass Festival kicks off with a Watermelon Social in Basin Spring Park presented by the Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission. This event is an open jam and everyone is invited to bring their instruments and join in. Free watermelon and water will be provided. Melvin Goins with Retro & Smiling and Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show will be featured bluegrass acts.

Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers to Headline Salt Lick BGF 2013

Larry SparksLarry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers are scheduled to headline the 4th Annual Salt Lick Bluegrass Festival. This annual Kentucky favorite will also feature legendary bluegrass pioneer Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain. The two day event will take place in Shepherdsville, Kentucky February 15-16, 2013 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain Bring Bluegrass Music to Carter Fold

Melvin GoinsHiltons, VA -- Melvin Goins has been playing mountain string music for more than 60 years. The music he does became known as bluegrass about the time Melvin and his brother, Ray, started playing professionally. The Goins Brothers performed together until Ray retired from touring in 1994. Melvin has shared the stage with people like Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, the Osborne Brothers, Paul Williams, Jim & Jessee McReynolds, and many others. He currently resides in the state of Kentucky. In October, 2009, Melvin, Bobby Osborne, and Paul Williams were inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame for their work with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers. Melvin played bass for Ralph and Carter Stanley and did a comedy act on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider. In March of this year, Melvin was honored along with his late brother as part of the 2011 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Come and experience this bluegrass pioneer
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia.

Bluegrass Pioneer Melvin Goins and Balsam Range on Song of the Mountains

Melvin GoinsMarion, VA -- The legendary bluegrass music artist Melvin Goins and his band Windy Mountain will be part of the fantastic lineup of talent for Song of the Mountains on September 1st at the Lincoln Theatre. Joining Melvin Goins on the show will be Balsam Range who will be making their second appearance on the award winning public television series which is currently in their eighth year of tapings.

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