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January 19, 2000
What's in a name? In BR5-49's name, it's a joke - a real knee slapper. It was borrowed from a routine on "Hee Haw," the country comedy and variety show that was on television for more than 20 years. Junior Samples portrayed a dim-witted used car salesman trying to sell an old junker of an automobile. He held a hand-lettered sign and would tell viewers to call that number: "BR-549. " Then he'd give the car a backward kick. That's it. Funny?
by JULIE GREENE | April 6, 2006
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Sometimes when Charlie Daniels' bow is flying back and forth it appears as if smoke is emanating from the fiddle strings. It's just rosin. The bow doesn't generate that much heat, Daniels said in a recent telephone interview with The Herald-Mail. However, he does go through bows rather quickly. "I beat them up, tear them up and get another one," said Daniels, 69. Some bows he had re-haired and others he gave away to charity. "My technique is all wrong for playing.
December 1, 1999
Alison Krauss & Union Station When : Friday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Where : The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Tickets are $30, plus $2 service charge, and are available at 301-790-2000 . Alison Krauss - fiddle, vocals Barry Bales - acoustic bass, vocals Ron Block - banjo, acoustic guitar, vocals Jerry Douglas...
by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 21, 2004 HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The sounds of the Emerald Isle will color Jefferson County, W.Va., green this weekend. And that's no blarney. Upper Potomac Irish Weekend workshops, concerts and jam sessions in Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown, W.Va., will showcase Irish music and dance from Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24, director Joanie Blanton said. "It's going to be a blast. You can't help but have a good time around Irish music," she said.
February 22, 2013
Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting More than 100 waters from all over the world will be judged. Saturday. Berkeley Springs Inn Best Western Conference Center, 1776 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 800-447-8797 or go to . Fiddle music Wes Merchant will serenade visitors with popular and traditional fiddle selections. Museum open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg.
May 18, 2005
Entertainer: Kenny Chesney. Male vocalist: Keith Urban. Female vocalist: Gretchen Wilson. New artist: Gretchen Wilson. Single: "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw. Song: "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw, writers Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols. Album: "Be Here," Keith Urban. Vocal group: Rascal Flatts. Vocal duo: Brooks & Dunn. Vocal event: "Whiskey Lullaby," Brad Paisley (featuring Alison Krauss). Video: "Whiskey Lullaby," Brad Paisley (featuring Alison Krauss)
September 25, 2008
Barrage 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 Main Arena, Cordts PE Center, Frostburg State University, 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, Md. Tickets cost $7 to $18 with discounts available. The high-octane, Canadian, fiddle ensemble boasts six violin players, as well as a guitarist, a bass player and a drummer performing music that fuses many cultures and musical styles. For tickets, call 866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137, or go online to http://involvement.frostburg.
January 6, 2012
1. Rosin up your bows Fiddle Retreat Concert will be 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Concert features retreat staff  including Lisa Gutkin, pictured, and is followed by a jam. Admission costs $8 to $15. Call 304-263-2531, email or go to . 2. A night of Indie folk Uncle Bengine and the Restraining Orders will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va.
January 29, 2013
Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Bluegrass Band played in Winchester, Va., last summer on the courthouse steps. Jack Wink of Berkeley Springs had the honor of playing with the band to a tune titled “Faded Love” with the band's fiddle player. Wink was known as Petty Officer Wink at Navy Recruiting Office in Falls Church, Va.  Wink met Emerson in the Navy in 1973. Emerson served 20 years in the Navy and retired as a master chief. Wink served 20 years and retired as a first class petty officer.
August 15, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport High School graduate Patrick White will perform when the U.S. Navy's Country Currents Band performs Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the band shell at Byron Memorial Park. White, who joined the Country Currents Band in January 1995, plays fiddle and mandolin and is a vocalist. A native of Williamsport, White toured the United States with the Hazel River Band. In addition, he is the chief in charge of the Music in the Schools trio. White is a 1989 graduate of Williamsport High School.
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