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 6/10/14

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Festival Of The Bluegrass in Lexington, KY.  

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Behind The Mic with Ernie Evans

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Behind The Mic is a new feature which we hope will be a weekly column highlighting the many bluegrass broadcasters who report their spins for our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. We want to give them a little bump for helping us create the chart, and believe that our […]

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James Alan Shelton, RIP

| June 4, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Just a few months after the passing of his guitar hero George Shuffler, longtime Clinch Mountain Boy James Alan Shelton has passed away in Kingsport, TN. James had been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the liver and pancreas just over a month ago. He […]

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Down on the Farm – The Stevens Family

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Family bands are nothing new in bluegrass music, although in recent years it seems the focus has been on siblings who have shown musical prowess at a young age, rather than on the entire family unit. West Virginia’s The Stevens Family takes a slightly more […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 6/3/14

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent (and his Special Assistant) with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Tallgrass Music Festival in Skiatook, OK.  

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Hat Creek Recording Company

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In bluegrass music, most of the attention is usually focused on the musicians themselves – they are the ones in the spotlight, after all. However, sometimes we forget to think about the men and women behind the scenes who work hard to make musicians sound […]

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Behind The Mic with Brian McNeal

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Today we launch a new feature which we hope will be a weekly column highlighting the many bluegrass broadcasters who report their spins for our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. We want to give them a little bump for helping us create the chart, and […]

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Fly Me Home – Mark Whitt

| May 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
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There’s no denying that almost every bluegrass musician recording and performing today has been influenced by the artists who came before them, particularly “founding fathers” like Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and the Stanleys. Most musicians choose to honor those artists in some way, whether […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 5/27/14

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on Bluegrass On The Plains in Auburn, Al coming up this weekend.  

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Let it Shine – Tammy Jones Robinette

| May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
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There’s not that much distance between bluegrass Gospel music and Southern Gospel, and many artists find themselves drifting back and forth between the two throughout their careers. Groups like The Isaacs and Dailey and Vincent, while prominent in the bluegrass world, have at times embraced […]

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