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The Spinney Brothers' Rick Spinney talks songwriting, finding a niche in bluegrass and more



Since becoming a full-time act three years ago, Canadian bluegrass group the Spinney Brothers have garnered quite a bit of attention. Their current album, No Borders, occupies the No. 4 position on a national bluegrass chart and has yielded two top 10 songs.

The group, which earned a nomination for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year, will perform two shows Saturday — at 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. — at the 34th annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival at Sertoma Youth Ranch near the Pasco-Hernando line.

"It's a thrill for us," said Rick Spinney, 45, earlier this week. "When you go into the music business, you dream that you'll do well and that people will like you enough to want to come back and see you again and again. We were lucky to find a comfortable niche in a relatively short amount of time."

The festival runs Thursday through Sunday at Sertoma Youth Ranch. Click here for details on the festival.

Click here for more of Logan Neill's interview with Rick Spinney.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:01pm]


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