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    Alice Gerrard – Follow the Music

      by Sean Jewell :: “High lonesome sound” is the generic term used to describe bluegrass singing. Musicologist and filmmaker of note John Cohen came up with the phrase to describe ...

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    Jessie Mae Hemphill – Train, Train

    by Sean Jewell :: I can’t get over this video of Jessie Mae Hemphill playing “Train, Train” (aka “Streamline Train”) live in Atlanta in 1984. With Deep Blues Fest happening ...

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    AST Showcase Events

    by Sean Jewell :: That’s right, we suggest hanging out with us. We’re putting on some American Standard Time showcase events, and if you want to be sweet as candy ...

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    Outlaw Swing!

    Photos by Hayley Young :: Words by Michael Augusta :: Outlaw Swing is a free-style form of dancing that incorporates elements of two-step and traditional swing…and whiskey drinking. It’s not about proper ...

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    Red Beans & Rice

    Lilli Dennison‘s recipe is now our American Standard Time house recipe. After many parties and grinning guests, we’ve mastered this traditional New Orleans recipe which still stands as a Monday ...

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