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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Behind The Mic: Randy Tumlinson

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Watching a Gaither Gospel Homecoming has likely been a defining experience in the lives of many fans of Southern Gospel music. Bill and Gloria Gaither are two of the most well-known figures in modern-day Gospel music, and their musical gatherings are frequently broadcast on television […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 9/16/14

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, taking a look at the Dumplin’ Valley Bluegrass Festival in Kodak, TN, along with the upcoming World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh, NC.  

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Behind The Mic with Charlie Hall

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Central Kentucky is known by many as the heart of the Bluegrass State, so it’s only fitting that bluegrass music should be played and heard there, as well. One of the most well-known DJs in the region is Charlie Hall, host of Bluegrass Express, which […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 9/9/14

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Pickin’ In The Pines festival in Flagstaff, AZ.  

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Behind The Mic with Cindy Baucom

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While many bluegrass DJs are known only to a small corner of the world, others have become stars in their own right. One of the best known voices to fans of bluegrass music is that of Cindy Baucom. As the host of the nationally syndicated […]

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Scott Napier to KY School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The world of a professional musician is all too often not the glamorous and luxurious lifestyle one might expect. This is especially true for bluegrass musicians—traveling long hours from gig to gig with a less than minimal salary. Some performers literally go bust, but hard-working, […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 9/2/14

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, taking a look at the Bluegrass & Chili Festival in Claremore, OK.  

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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 | 1 Comment
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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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