Chris Jones has found himself stuck in a whirlwind this week, and has offered this re-run of one of his first columns for our enjoyment. Quite some time ago (I think it was just after the breakup of Flatt & Scruggs and the Beatles) I […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]