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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Pocket Lick apps for banjo and guitar

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As an instructor in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and having taught several students privately as well, I’m well aware of the struggle many would-be students face when trying to learn to play a musical instrument. Between work, school, family, and […]

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Behind The Mic with Julie Tucker

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sometimes, bluegrass music can sneak up and take you by surprise. One day you’re a casual fan, adding some bluegrass songs to your iPod occasionally and attending one or two festivals in the area each year. The next day, you’re all in: spending all week […]

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Cold Spell – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Fans of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen’s live show will certainly enjoy the band’s latest effort, Cold Spell, a ten-track collection out now from Compass Records. The songs here are full of the group’s impressive musicianship – lots of extended instrumental solos, rock-influenced grooves, and […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/27/14

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking into Kentucky’s Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience.  

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Behind The Mic with Rusty Cempre

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you’re looking for DJ Rusty Cempre during the week, you’ll probably not find him on the air, or even in the studio. Most likely, he’ll be under the hood of a Hyundai at the dealership in Charlottesville, Virginia where he works. Like many bluegrass […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/19/14

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the upcoming Pickin’ In The Pasture Festival in Lodi, New York.  

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Carolina Memories – Gentlemen of Bluegrass

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In bluegrass music, we have a King and a Queen, a Father and Daughters. What’s next? Gentlemen, perhaps. Recently making their debut on Pinecastle Records are the Gentlemen of Bluegrass, a North Carolina-based group with a strong, smooth traditional sound. Their new album, Carolina Memories, […]

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Behind The Mic with Amy Orlomoski

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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To those who radio experience is limited to turning the dial in their car, hosting a radio show might seem like a difficult job. Using sound and recording equipment, learning about broadcast laws and guidelines, narrowing down a playlist each week, not to mention somehow […]

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Nighthawk – Danny Roberts

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you’re expecting to hear a carbon copy of a Grascals record when you listen to the latest solo effort from the group’s mandolin man, Danny Roberts, you may be disappointed. However, if impressive instrumentation, a great variety of sounds, and clear, solid mandolin playing […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/12/14

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at a pair of festivals in Virginia and North Carolina.  

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