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 – 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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Behind The Mic with Rita Small

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Being a bluegrass fan can be a curious thing. Some folks are born into it, listening to mom and dad play Flatt & Scruggs before they’re even out of the hospital. Others sort of just fall into it – perhaps they heard it on the radio, […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/4/15

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the Bluegrass On The Beach festival in Lake Havasu, AZ.  

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 2/24/15

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with a look at this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, previewing the DC Bluegrass Festival in Northern Virginia.  

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Snapshots – Darin & Brooke Aldridge

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Largely thanks to cheerful love songs like Corn, Lonely Ends Where Love Begins, and That’s Just Me Loving You, husband and wife duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge have become known as the “Sweethearts of Bluegrass.” While there are a few love songs on their latest […]

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