Author Archive: Daniel Mullins

Daniel is from southwestern Ohio and has been around bluegrass his entire life. He manages the Classic Country Connection, a music store in southern Ohio which specializes in bluegrass, classic country, gospel, and Americana music. He is the host of the Bending The Strings radio program, which plays a variety of bluegrass, newgrass, and Americana music. He also maintains the website for Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers.

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Rodgers Remembrance XVI: Miss The Mississippi and You

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As of this past Tuesday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The […]

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Rodgers Remembrance XV: California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4)

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Yesterday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The Father of Country Music” […]

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Heartstrings – The Trinity River Band

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Family bands have long been a staple in bluegrass music. From Lewis to Cherryholmes, family harmony has always been celebrated in our genre of music. Much of the fascination with musical families begins pre-bluegrass with Bill Monroe and his brother, Charlie Monroe. The Monroe Brothers […]

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Sarah Harris talks Heartstrings

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Callahan, FL’s Trinity River Band has been extremely busy this past year. Next week, their latest album, Heartstrings will be released on Orange Blossom Records, their third release in a little over a year. 2014’s Better Than Blue proved a breakthrough album for the band, with title […]

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150 Years of Civil War Music

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox courthouse, essentially ending the Civil War. The bloody war which ravaged the United States touched every aspect of our nation. Geography, agriculture, business, industry, politics, and even popular […]

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Doc Watson, Dolly Parton, and Lee Ann Womack among Record Store Day Releases

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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While music sales in general have been declining for the past several years, one trend that has been on the rise over the last few years has been the unofficial comeback of vinyl records. While the technology may seem antiquated to many, audiophiles point to […]

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The School of Bluegrass is ‘In Session’

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Contrary to popular belief, East Tennessee State University and other centers of higher learning which feature academic courses in bluegrass music are not “The School of Bluegrass.” That distinction undoubtedly belongs to hall of famer, Doyle Lawson, and his band, Quicksilver. Many of the top bluegrass […]

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Doyle looks back, and looks ahead: an interview with Doyle Lawson

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Today marks Doyle Lawson’s 52nd year in bluegrass music. After serving stints with Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe, and the Country Gentlemen, Doyle has spent the past thirty-six years leading his own band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Quicksilver has been one of the consistent and influential […]

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Sideline back in the studio

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In 2013, a new band showed up on many folks’ radar, consisting of some of our music’s top pickers. Billed as Sideline (due to the band being a secondary project to all of the members’ primary music obligations) Sideline has become a main gig! After […]

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2014’s Best: Daniel Mullins vs. Billboard

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Billboard, who publishes the (supposedly) quintessential music charts, have released their year-end chart of the Top 25 Bluegrass Albums of 2014. Based solely on Nielsen SoundScan sales numbers, the Billboard bluegrass charts can sometimes be a misrepresentation of what is actually popular in bluegrass music. […]

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