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 – 8/27/14

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking into Kentucky’s Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience.  

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Behind The Mic with Rusty Cempre

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you’re looking for DJ Rusty Cempre during the week, you’ll probably not find him on the air, or even in the studio. Most likely, he’ll be under the hood of a Hyundai at the dealership in Charlottesville, Virginia where he works. Like many bluegrass […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/19/14

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the upcoming Pickin’ In The Pasture Festival in Lodi, New York.  

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Carolina Memories – Gentlemen of Bluegrass

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In bluegrass music, we have a King and a Queen, a Father and Daughters. What’s next? Gentlemen, perhaps. Recently making their debut on Pinecastle Records are the Gentlemen of Bluegrass, a North Carolina-based group with a strong, smooth traditional sound. Their new album, Carolina Memories, […]

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Behind The Mic with Amy Orlomoski

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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To those who radio experience is limited to turning the dial in their car, hosting a radio show might seem like a difficult job. Using sound and recording equipment, learning about broadcast laws and guidelines, narrowing down a playlist each week, not to mention somehow […]

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Nighthawk – Danny Roberts

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you’re expecting to hear a carbon copy of a Grascals record when you listen to the latest solo effort from the group’s mandolin man, Danny Roberts, you may be disappointed. However, if impressive instrumentation, a great variety of sounds, and clear, solid mandolin playing […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/12/14

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at a pair of festivals in Virginia and North Carolina.  

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John Goad does Galax 2014

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s an eyewitness report from the 2014 Old Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax, VA, created by our Special Bluegrass Correspondent. It’s like you were there.   If you’ve not yet seen the winner’s list, you can read it here.

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Behind The Mic with Rusty James

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s not every day that you get to be part of the founding of a radio station. Many stations have been around for decades, and today’s focus is often on newer methods of communication and broadcasting. However, DJ Rusty James can add that milestone to […]

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Behind The Mic with David Blakeny

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass is a tricky sort of music. As musicians and fans, we want to make sure to honor the past. For many folks, it doesn’t get much better than Bill Monroe’s 1945-46 band. However, Monroe and most of the other first-generation artists are gone now, […]

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