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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The Coast – Wood & Wire

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Austin, Texas-based band Wood & Wire, which has recently released its second full-length album, The Coast, is one of the most energetic young bluegrass bands I’ve heard recently. Their music is an interesting combination of rough and polished, where solid instrumentation mixed with frenetic picking […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 4/21/14

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the inaugural Rocky Top Bluegrass Festival in Rocky Top, TN.  

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 4/14/15

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Arcadia Bluegrass Festival in Maryland. Go be with ‘em.  

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Different Shade of Blue – New River Bluegrass

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Since their beginnings a decade ago, upstate South Carolina’s New River Bluegrass has focused on bluegrass Gospel music, even hitting number one on the Singing News bluegrass chart in 2013 with When I Look Back Down the Road from their Pisgah Ridge-released album Heart on […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 4/7/14

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Big Lick Bluegrass Festival in Oakboro, NC.  

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Another Bristol Spring Fest remembrance

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One of my favorite things to do – something I like better than almost anything else – is to attend bluegrass festivals. The great performances, the jamming, the chance to catch up with friends I haven’t seen since the last festival… it all combines for […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/31/15

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Florida State Bluegrass Festival in Perry, FL.  

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/24/15

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on three big events going on in Ohio, Virginia, and South Carolina.  

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Rail River & Road – Nightflyer

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ohio-based band Nightflyer has named their second album Rail River & Road – a fitting name that neatly sums up the themes of the majority of the thirteen songs within. They sample from a number of popular bluegrass songwriters here, choosing tracks that lean pretty […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/10/15

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Mountain View Bluegrass Festival in Arkansas.  

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