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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Adam Steffey going under the knife

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Just like the instruments they play, sometimes bluegrass musicians themselves need a bit of a tune up. Mandolin master Adam Steffey will be headed in soon to try to fix a pesky irritated nerve that has been bothering him recently. According to Steffey, he had […]

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Carroll Best and the White Oak String Band

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I love discovering new music. The majority of the time, that music is just new to me: an early J.D. Crowe & the New South album I’ve never heard before, a Jimmy Martin concert from the mid-1990s streaming on YouTube, a new country artist that […]

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Behind The Mic with Nick Barr

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Part of the fun for bluegrass concerts and festivals for some folks is recording them for later listening. Of course, some venues prohibit this, and some artists frown upon it, but for many fans, it’s a great way to recall that awesome banjo break they […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 1/20/15

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report (again without the weather), looking at the YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival in Florida.  

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Behind The Mic with Charles Hayes

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Some folks, when asked to define bluegrass music, might simply hand you a picture of Bill Monroe. Others might put forth an argument about banjos, or harmonies, or electric instruments. Many folks in recent years have been leaning toward a more a “big tent” description. […]

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The Condition of Your Heart – Thomas Family Band

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The family band is experiencing a renewal in bluegrass music, with talented kids and their supportive parents popping up everywhere these days. While family bands are a great vehicle to launch careers of young instrumental prodigies, it’s also nice to see a group where the […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 1/13/15

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, taking a peek at the Baygrass Bluegrass Festival in Islamorada, FL.  

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I Wanna Sugar Baby – The Moore Brothers

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Everywhere you look these days, there’s a talented group of kids popping up in bluegrass music. They pick, they sing, and they’re all over YouTube. Some are more traditional, some are fabulous at the contemporary grass sound, and many mesh influences from a number of […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 1/6/15

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report (without the weather), looking at the Bluegrass Superclass festival in Perrysburg, OH.  

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 12/30/14

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with a year-end Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at a pair of New Years events.  

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