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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Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/25/14

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at this Thanksgiving weekend’s South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC.  

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Behind The Mic with Jerry Eicher

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Close your eyes and imagine this: an upright radio with a big round dial on the front, with fiddle tunes coming through the speakers. A family gathered around it in the living room, waiting for their favorite song to come on so they can roll […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/18/14

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Heres our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the big doin’s this in Withlachochee, FL.  

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Behind The Mic with Tim Carter

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Most, if not all, bluegrass DJs have a serious, longstanding love of the music they spin on the radio. They’re devoted to the music and the musicians, and sometimes even a certain style of bluegrass. However, for many broadcasters, the listeners come first. Tim “Doc” […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/11/14

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Four Corners States Bluegrass Festival in Wickenburg, AZ.  

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Behind The Mic with Richard Gordon

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the few places you can hear bluegrass music on the radio today in many cities is on college or university radio stations that are generally staffed by students, professors, and community volunteers. DJ Richard Gordon has a lot of experience with this format. […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/4/14

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Festival in Springfield, IL.  

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Pull Your Savior In – Larry Stephenson Band

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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An album which begins with the vocal quartet of Larry Stephenson, Jimmy Fortune, David Parmley, and Dale Perry can’t help but be good, and Pull Your Savior In, the newest effort (and fifth all-Gospel project) from the Larry Stephenson Band, doesn’t disappoint. It serves as […]

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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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