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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Crowe, Lawson, & Williams are still Standing Tall and Tough

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Standing tall. A classic idiom we have all heard and probably used. By definition, the phrase means “being proud of yourself and confident in your abilities.” Different from boasting, standing tall exudes self-assurance, often in the face of adversity. When discussing the music of three members […]


Album of the Week #37: The Boys From Indiana’s Atlanta Is Burning

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Few bluegrass acts have dominated the Midwest, primarily the OKI (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana) region, as The Boys From Indiana did in the late seventies. Known for their lively stage shows and strong original songs, The Boys From Indiana were one of the top festival acts […]


#FlashbackFriday – Gettin’ Pumped for Wide Open Bluegrass!

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

After the final nominations for the 2014 IBMA Awards were announced this past Wednesday, it’s officially time to start counting down to IBMA Week in Raleigh, NC. The bluegrass community takes over downtown Raleigh September 30 through October 4. The week’s festivities include the World of […]


New Mac Wiseman album slated for September

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

At 89, most artists would ride off into retirement, especially following the announcement of being inducted into a second hall of fame. However, Mac Wiseman is no ordinary artist. A long-time member of the Bluegrass Hall of Honor and scheduled to be inducted into the […]


The Old Friends Are Back!

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite releases of the past several years has been Old Friends Get Together from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, and Paul Williams. The successful album served as a de facto tribute to the Gospel music of Jimmy Martin, as all were members of Jimmy’s Sunny […]


On Down The Line – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

| July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Few musicians garner the universal respect of Michael Cleveland. A child prodigy, Michael won the hearts of the entire bluegrass industry in 1993 as a member of the IBMA Youth All-Stars. Since that time, he has gone on to perform and record with nearly everyone in the […]


Flatt Lonesome, Too

| July 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

The bluegrass world was turned on its ears last January following the debut album of a bunch of young people from Florida. Flatt Lonesome won SPBGMA’s band competition in 2012,  and nabbed a nomination for IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year in 2013, an impressive feat […]


America-grass! – Your Essential 4th of July Playlist

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Happy Birthday America! 238 years ago, our founding fathers declared our independence from Great Britain and gave birth to a new nation. The land of the free and the home of the brave proved that a nation for the people and by the people could […]


Remedy – Old Crow Medicine Show

| July 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

No Appalachian string band has ever reached the popularity of Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS). Few artists can entertain thousands of young rockers at a Mumford & Sons concert and still preserve tradition on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Following in the footsteps of Uncle Dave Macon […]


Trinity River Band visits Duck Commander

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Callahan, FL’s Trinity River Band has been very busy as of late, following the release of their album, Better Than Blue. They found themselves in West Monroe, LA last week, the home of the famous Robertson Family from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Let’s just say, they had a “quack-tastic” time. […]