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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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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Bluegrass Weather Report – 4/21/14

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the inaugural Rocky Top Bluegrass Festival in Rocky Top, TN.  

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 4/14/15

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Arcadia Bluegrass Festival in Maryland. Go be with ’em.  

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Different Shade of Blue – New River Bluegrass

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Since their beginnings a decade ago, upstate South Carolina’s New River Bluegrass has focused on bluegrass Gospel music, even hitting number one on the Singing News bluegrass chart in 2013 with When I Look Back Down the Road from their Pisgah Ridge-released album Heart on […]

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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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