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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Behind The Mic with Terry Thacker

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s a common story in bluegrass music: mountain boy moves north, but tries to keep his roots close. Most of the time in songs, there’s a powerful lonesome ending to the story, but southeastern Kentucky native Colonel Terry Thacker has a brighter outlook. He has […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/29/14

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegras Weather Report, looking at the Dixieland Fall Bluegrass Festival in Waldo, FL.  

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Behind The Mic with Mike Theobald

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Hundreds of thousands of people, if not more, around the planet are fans of bluegrass music. However, few can say that they helped introduce it to a particular part of world. In the early years of bluegrass music, it was often only available to audiences […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/21/14

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at South Carolina’s Mostly Bluegrass Festival in Edisto Island.  

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Brandon Bowles passes

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Brandon “BB” Bowles, a well-known face in the North Carolina/Virginia bluegrass scene, died Sunday, October 19, in a car accident in Davie County, North Carolina. Bowles, 32, of Rural Hall, NC, was returning home from a friend’s house about 1:00 a.m. when he was struck by another […]

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Behind The Mic with Orin Friesen

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For some DJs, radio is a casual weekend hobby. For others, it’s a career. For Midwest native Orin Friesen, who celebrates his fiftieth year in radio this month, it’s been a lifelong passion. “I can’t remember when I wasn’t interested in radio,” he says. It […]

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We’re Gonna Rise – Crosspoint

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There’s been an awful lot of good music coming from the hills of east Tennessee lately, particularly in the area around the small town of Cumberland Gap. That’s in large part thanks to Steve Gulley, whose Curve Studio is located there. One of the latest […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/14/14

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff in Farmer’s Branch, TX.  

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Turn On A Dime – Lonesome River Band

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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After several years spent reworking the group’s past hits in the form of the acclaimed Chronology trilogy, the Lonesome River Band is back again with an all-new thirteen-track collection, showcasing the fantastic modern traditional bluegrass that has become their hallmark over the past three decades. […]

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The View – The Roys

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On their last album, Gypsy Runaway Train, The Roys enlisted the help of two different bands. One half of the album featured seasoned bluegrass pros backing up the siblings on a set of originals, while the other included Lee and Elaine’s touring band picking some […]

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