Author Archive: John 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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Bluegrass Weather Report – 7/22/14

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at the RockyGrass festival in Lyons, CO.  

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Country Livin’ – The Easy Ramblers

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As much as the popular media might want us to, all bluegrass fans don’t live in an old homeplace in the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, that doesn’t mean that those images don’t stay popular in this style of music. Some of the best bluegrass songs […]

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Behind The Mic with Buddy Merriam

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mandolin player Buddy Merriam might be one of the most open-minded bluegrass traditionalists around. Although he professes to a deep love of first-generation bluegrass, particularly the stylings of Bill Monroe, in his role as host of the popular Blue Grass Time radio show on WUSB […]

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Somewhere Far Away – Bradford Lee Folk

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In the 1960’s, country star Hank Snow sang “I’ve been everywhere, man.” Although Bradford Lee Folk didn’t include that song on his recent album Somewhere Far Away, his background gives him a legitimate claim to it. Folk was born in Louisiana, raised in Missouri, moved […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 7/15/14

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Grey Fox festival in Oak Hill, New York.

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Behind The Mic with Tim Frye

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In the 1940s and 50s, bluegrass music could be heard on radio stations all over the country, with many offering live performances and playing host to regular shows by Flatt and Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse, and the like. Today, there are very […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 7/8/14

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with our Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at the Wayside Bluegrass Festival in Stuart, VA.  

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For a Season – Matt Wallace

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the latest sidemen to make a solo debut is bass player Matt Wallace. A Knoxville, TN native who has done stints with Newton & Thomas, Paul Williams & the Victory Trio, David Parmley & Continental Divide, and Audie Blaylock & Redline, among others, […]

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Behind The Mic with John Sentell

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Many people believe that the best bluegrass is of the lonesome variety – trains, old homeplaces, and murderers named Willie. DJ John Sentell, however, looks more to the uplifting side of bluegrass to get his fill. As the host of The Bluegrass Gospel Hour, a […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 7/1/14

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent – from his own beach vacation – with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Old Joe Clark Bluegrass Festival in Renfro Valley, KY.  

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