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Fred Bartenstein

Fred Bartenstein is a leading authority on the history and culture of bluegrass music. His website, Bartenstein and Bluegrass, provides a history of Fred's five-decade involvement in bluegrass music, research findings on generations of bluegrass artists, books for sale, links to other web resources, photographs, and a listener's guide to bluegrass vocals. Growing up in bluegrass, Fred Bartenstein had the privilege of knowing and working with virtually all of the music's first generation. The editor of Muleskinner News from 1969-1974, he has also been a broadcaster, musician, festival MC and talent director, composer, record producer, compiler of the first bluegrass market research, founder of a regional association, and a lifelong fan.

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