On This Day …. On February 27, 1967, Carolyn Routh, lead vocalist and bass player for Nu-Blu, was born in Siler City, North Carolina. Ms Routh has loved music for as long as she can remember. She started singing at church and was always involved […]
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.
On their Facebook page, recently formed San Francisco-based band Old Belle claims that even though they don’t hail from Kentucky’s coal country and weren’t formed during the folk boom of the 1960s, their music is still “unapologetically folk.” Judging from the eleven songs on their […]
Although old-time music has recently experienced a surge in popularity, most of the groups who bill themselves as old-time are of the string band variety, with a focus on banjo and fiddle music. An instrument that’s often neglected in the traditional music world, despite its […]
There’s quite an interesting progressive bluegrass scene in and around the Rocky Mountains these days, thanks in part to Planet Bluegrass and its festivals like Telluride and Rockygrass. One of the most recent bluegrass-tinged bands to emerge from the Colorado Rockies is the Boulder-based group […]
Over one thousand fans of the five-string gathered in Shelby, North Carolina on Saturday, January 11, to experience the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center. Despite pouring rain that moved several events that had been scheduled to take place on the courthouse square into […]
Having performed with such acts as Randy Kohrs and the Expedition Show, Alex Hibbitts is no stranger to the bluegrass music scene. Although he has spent most of his bluegrass career as a sideman, and currently can most often be found working within his Depression […]