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 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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Behind The Mic with Steve Fisher

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s well known that some folks have a pretty tight opinion on what can be classified as bluegrass music. If it has drums, it’s out. If it has resonator guitar, it’s out. If the band isn’t wearing suits and ties, it’s out. If the song […]

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Traditional Duets – Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Though Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins are best known in the bluegrass world for the often inventive contemporary grass they create with Raleigh-based group Kickin’ Grass, the pair heads down a more traditional path with their first release as a duo. Aptly titled Traditional Duets, […]

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