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Estate Of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership Of Prized Possessions

Bill MonroeNashville, TN -- Fans of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” have a unique opportunity to own the rights to the name and likeness to Bill Monroe. Regarded as the man who started the format, Monroe joined the WSM Grand Ole Opry in 1939, and was a member for almost six decades – until his passing in September 1996. One of the few members of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Monroe’s musical legacy included legendary stints on Columbia Records and MCA / Decca, with whom he was associated for forty years. Monroe cast a shadow over music by influencing a wide variety of musical artists.

Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising Presents Instrument Auction

Blue Ridge Acoustic UprisingWytheville, VA -- The Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising will present a musical instrument and vintage musical instrument auction on Saturday, April 12th at 5:00 pm as part of this event at the Wytheville Meeting Center. The auction will take place on the main stage promptly at 5:00 pm and will continue until 6:00 pm.

Christies to Auction Instruments Including Doc Watson’s ‘Ol’ Hoss’ Guitar

Cristies1112.jpgNew York, NY -- Christie's is pleased to announce the sale of Fine Musical Instruments on November 27. The extensive sale will offer over 215 instruments ranging from a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, to a D-28 guitar by C.F. Martin and Company, and to more contemporary guitars, including ten guitars from the Dopyera Collection. Of interest to our readers will be the late bluegrass music artist Doc Watson's Gallagher G-50 ‘Ol’ Hoss’ guitar.

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