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The Appalachian School of Rock: Fur Peace Ranch

Imagine sitting down in a circle with a group of strangers. Each person holds a guitar on their lap and suddenly, a unison of strumming begins. All of the chords blend together into one big, open, crazy, organized, chaotic jam. The music stops and Jefferson Airplane alumni, Jorma Kaukonen, comes over and explains the chord that he played…

A Blue Eagle sticker sits on a guitar case in the store in Athens, Ohio on Sunday, Febuary 5, 2017

Photo Story: A look inside Blue Eagle Music

Amidst the different window scenes of college students eating bagels or drinking and playing pool, lies a blue building with a large window display featuring a multitude of hanging guitars, facing a bench out front. Since opening in 1971, Blue Eagle Music has been serving Athens residents’ guitar needs, including repairs, lessons, accessories and musical instruments. Over…

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A Passion Explored

Two jet-black grand pianos marked Boston and Steinway and Sons are shoved against the wall of his cluttered office, which recite Andre Gribou. Endless sheets of scores pour out of the binders underneath his desk. Those sheets represent time, passion, knowledge and demonstration. Each could be a synonym for Gribou himself. Gribou stands tall, slender,…