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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Bluegrass Weather Report – 7/1/14

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent – from his own beach vacation – with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Old Joe Clark Bluegrass Festival in Renfro Valley, KY.  

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Behind The Mic with Bobby Franklin

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Although bluegrass music is decidedly international these days, and has been for quite some time, in all actuality, it’s really a tightly-knit, interconnected community. North Carolina DJ Bobby Franklin knows all about those connections first hand. The legendary Pop Lewis is who first helped him […]

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Homestretch – Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kentuckians are notoriously proud of their home state. The innumerable odes to the Bluegrass State sung by bluegrass musicians can testify to that. However, there are perhaps few prouder than Gary Brewer, a native of the Louisville area. On the latest release with his band […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 6/24/14

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with our Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, focusing on the Jenny Brook Festival in Tunbridge, Vermont.  

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The Road That Brings You Home – Jim and Lynna Woolsey

| June 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
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After performing together for the past several decades in and around their home base of southern Indiana, husband and wife duo Jim and Lynna Woolsey have released their first album together. The record, The Road That Brings You Home, is somewhat unique for a debut, […]

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Behind The Mic with Jerry Mills

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There are very few all-bluegrass radio stations these days, and the ones that do exist are mostly on the Internet. That means bluegrass DJs must carve out a space of their own on a radio station with a somewhat different format. Jerry Mills, who currently […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 6/17/14

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with our Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, focusing on the big Bean Blossom festival in Indiana.  

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Five – Balsam Range

| June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Over the past few years, North Carolina’s Balsam Range has established itself as one of the most consistent hit-producing and award-winning bands in bluegrass music. Now, coming off of the success of 2012’s Papertown (last year’s IBMA Album of the Year), the five-man group has […]

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Cut to the Chase – Kathy Kallick

| June 13, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Story songs have a long history in bluegrass and other forms of traditional music. From murder ballads to train songs, from lost love to the Civil War, bluegrassers love to tell and hear a good story. On Kathy Kallick’s latest release, Cut to the Chase, […]

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Behind The Mic with Annette Grady

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While many people have strong opinions about how to best preserve and promote bluegrass music, most of us can agree that it’s important for younger generations to step in and help keep the music we all love alive. North Carolina DJ Annette Grady knows the […]

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