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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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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Hironobu Oda studies Kentucky Bluegrass… from Japan

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Other than the United States, Japan has long been home to one of the largest bases of bluegrass fans. American bluegrass groups have been touring the country for decades, and several Japanese bluegrass instrumentalists have become well-known around the world. For those reasons, the Kentucky […]

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Behind The Mic with Larry Roberts

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It’s hard to keep a good man down in bluegrass music (although we all do like to be lonesome now and then), and radio broadcaster Larry Roberts is a prime example of that. Roberts has been a DJ for almost thirty years, and for the […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 2/17/15

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Palatka Bluegrass Festival in Palatka, FL.  

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Times Are Not What They Used To Be – Poor Valley Girls

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Carter Family is almost ubiquitous in every variety of traditional music – and even some more mainstream genres. It’s difficult to find a bluegrass, folk, or old-time musician who hasn’t recorded a song the Carters made famous, and artists like Carter in-law Johnny Cash […]

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