Author Archive: John Curtis Goad

John Goad is a graduate of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program, and is now pursuing a Masters degree in Appalachian Studies at ETSU.

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In the Wind Somewhere – Richard Bennett

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Although I’ve heard quite a few great albums this year, from both new and established artists, one of the strongest and most enjoyable is the newest release from Richard Bennett, In the Wind Somewhere. On this, his second project for eastern Kentucky’s Lonesome Day Records, […]

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Nashville – The Osborne Brothers

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Although today, the Osborne Brothers are often recognized as symbols of traditional bluegrass, during much of their recording career, they were some of the most adventurous artists in the bluegrass world. They were using country instruments – electric bass, drums, steel guitar, piano – before […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 12/9/14

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Very Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Christmas in the Smokies festival in Pigeon Forge, TN.  

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Behind The Mic with Daniel Mullins

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There was little doubt that Daniel Mullins would one day host a radio show. While he might be best known to Bluegrass Today readers for his album reviews, holiday playlists, and other, often-humorous, contributions here, he is also a third-generation broadcaster. As host of Bending […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/25/14

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at this Thanksgiving weekend’s South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC.  

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Behind The Mic with Jerry Eicher

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Close your eyes and imagine this: an upright radio with a big round dial on the front, with fiddle tunes coming through the speakers. A family gathered around it in the living room, waiting for their favorite song to come on so they can roll […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/18/14

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Heres our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the big doin’s this in Withlachochee, FL.  

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Behind The Mic with Tim Carter

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Most, if not all, bluegrass DJs have a serious, longstanding love of the music they spin on the radio. They’re devoted to the music and the musicians, and sometimes even a certain style of bluegrass. However, for many broadcasters, the listeners come first. Tim “Doc” […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/11/14

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Four Corners States Bluegrass Festival in Wickenburg, AZ.  

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Behind The Mic with Richard Gordon

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the few places you can hear bluegrass music on the radio today in many cities is on college or university radio stations that are generally staffed by students, professors, and community volunteers. DJ Richard Gordon has a lot of experience with this format. […]

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