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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Cody Shuler’s solo project

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bryson City, North Carolina’s Cody Shuler first made his mark in bluegrass with traditionally-based band Pine Mountain Railroad, although his earliest experience was playing mandolin for Raymond Fairchild at the age of 15. His most recent release, a self-titled album from Rural Rhythm, is his […]

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Chantilly Farm 2015

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Most bluegrass fans know Floyd, Virginia for its prominence on the Crooked Road music trail, the weekly music shows held at the Floyd Country Store, and for one of the greatest places on earth to buy music, County Sales. However, I predict that very soon […]

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2015 Chantilly Bluegrass and BBQ festival

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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While I often attend bluegrass festivals, it’s not often that I’m treated the way I have been this weekend at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, VA. Currently in its 5th year, the Chantilly Bluegrass and BBQ festival is quickly becoming a must-attend for many bluegrass fans […]

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Alive! In Concert – Dailey & Vincent

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The latest release from the Cracker Barrel series of country, bluegrass, and Christian albums is also Dailey & Vincent’s first live album. Alive! In Concert is a fifteen-track collection recorded at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia. The album showcases the duo’s wide […]

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All Over the Map – James Leva

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Traditional musician James Leva has quite an eclectic background. According to his website, he holds a Ph.D. in French Literature, has composed music for and performed in plays around the world, and has performed and recorded with artists from almost every traditional style imaginable, including […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 5/12/15

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Laurel County Shrine Bluegrass Festival in London, KY.  

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IBMA Board Band debuts in Nashville

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Yesterday, the annual set of spring IBMA board meetings began. After spending most of the day discussing bylaws, awards, business conferences, and more, the IBMA board of directors held a concert at the Station Inn to benefit the IBMA Youth Council. Throughout the evening, several […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 5/6/15

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Festival in Denton, NC.  

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 4/28/15

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Boxcar Pinion Festival in Chattanooga, TN.  

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The Coast – Wood & Wire

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Austin, Texas-based band Wood & Wire, which has recently released its second full-length album, The Coast, is one of the most energetic young bluegrass bands I’ve heard recently. Their music is an interesting combination of rough and polished, where solid instrumentation mixed with frenetic picking […]

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