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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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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Delmore Dedication Vol 3: Blues Stay Away From Me

| December 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Early country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]

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Delmore Dedication Vol 2: Will You Be Lonesome, Too?

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Early country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]

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Delmore Dedication Vol 1: Blue Railroad Train

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Early country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]

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Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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No Trouble on Junior’s Trouble Follows Me

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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