Online Features

Online Features are articles written exclusively for fretboardjournal.com by our staff and writers. There isn’t room for everything in the magazine, so this is a place where you can read more about the things we love.

Jason Verlinde
October 4, 2013

Over the years, I’ve attended bluegrass festivals on college campuses, in four-star hotels, convention centers and in State Parks, but the setting for Freshgrass – the gorgeous...

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David McCarty
October 4, 2013

When the 19-foot bronze statue of local hero and city founder Sir Walter Raleigh appeared with a five-string banjo draped casually over his shoulder, it could mean only one thing for Raleigh,...

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Scott Krashan
September 3, 2013

Once a month, Erik Smith of Crow Hill Guitars delivers a new instrument from his shop in Iowa to a happy client. It could be an electric guitar, a bass, a flattop or a mandolin. Utilizing a pretty...

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Jason Verlinde
August 29, 2013

Chris “Critter” Eldridge and Julian Lage are, quite simply, two of the most important young guitarists performing today. While Critter is raising the bar in bluegrass with the Punch...

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Scott Krashan
August 22, 2013

Gerard Melancon grew up in a family of handymen and musicians. He became a gigging player himself and, after various frustrations with existing gear, wound up building a guitar to his own specs....

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