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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Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]


No Trouble on Junior’s Trouble Follows Me

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Junior Sisk has been one of the most popular voices in traditional bluegrass over the past several years. Winning IBMA’s for Song of the Year and Album of the Year in 2012, named Male Vocalist of the Year in 2013, and being nominated for a host […]


Eight of the Most Overlooked Bluegrass Murder Ballads

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Happy Halloween! The day where we not only tell kids it’s OK, we actually encourage them to accept candy from strangers. Once again, no child is getting any candy from me this year until I find one wearing a Larry Sparks powder blue suit, a […]


Sarah Harris talks Trinity River Band

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

During IBMA week, Daniels Mullins had a nice chat with Sarah Harris about her family group, Trinity River Band, and their new Christmas album, On A Morning Like This.  


The Darrell Brothers at IBMA

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

You never know where these two crazy guys will turn up next. Daniel Mullins caught up with The Darrell Brothers during IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass, and collected some of their wit and wisdom for the ages. The boys gave a quick update on their twerking […]


Flatt Lonesome – 2014 Emerging Artists of the Year

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Flatt Lonesome stopped by for a visit the afternoon after their being named Emerging Artist of the Year for 2014 at the IBMA Awards show in Raleigh, NC.


Lee Ann Womack talks bluegrass

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just before we rolled everything up at World of Bluegrass/Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, Daniel Mullins sat down with Lee Ann Womack to talk about her deep love for bluegrass music. She had been on the scene to serve as co-host of the 2014 International […]


Through YOUR Eyes – World of Bluegrass Day 3/IBMA Awards Show

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

All of bluegrass got “gussied up” for the 25th Annual IBMA Awards show yesterday. See what YOU thought were the coolest sights and sounds on Day 3 of World of Bluegrass based off of what we found on social media! [View the story “Day 3 […]


Through YOUR Eyes – World of Bluegrass Day 2

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems like everyone enjoyed Day 2 of World of Bluegrass. Through social media, here is YOUR story of the second day of World of Bluegrass! We have compiled some of the highlights from Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook through the use of hashtags like #ibma, […]


Tuesday’s Bluegrass Ramble

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 Bluegrass Ramble kicked off last night. Fans and professionals enjoyed seeing old favorites and discovering new bands on eight stages throughout downtown Raleigh. Night two of The Bluegrass Ramble kicked off tonight at 6:00 p.m., and runs until about 2:00 a.m.