On This Day ……. On December 1, 1966, Carter Stanley passed away in Bristol Memorial Hospital, Bristol, Tennessee. He was just 41 years old. Carter Stanley, guitarist and lead singer in the Stanley Brothers band, was born at Big Spraddle Creek, Dickenson County, Virginia, on […]
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.
Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent – and a new assistant SBC – with another bonus edition of the Bluegrass Weather Report for the final day of IBMA in Raleigh. Today’s episode covers the banjo flash mob at the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh earlier this […]
The convention center in downtown Raleigh is crawling with bluegrass fans and artists alike, all interested in attending the various seminars being held on site. Throughout the day on Wednesday, I had the opportunity to drop in on a couple discussions. In particular, I enjoyed […]
Over the past several years, few bluegrass bands have reached the level of acclaim which the Steep Canyon Rangers have found. Much of it is due to their frequent association with Steve Martin, but just as much or more is that, simply put, they’re good […]