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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Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/14/14

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff in Farmer’s Branch, TX.  


Turn On A Dime – Lonesome River Band

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

After several years spent reworking the group’s past hits in the form of the acclaimed Chronology trilogy, the Lonesome River Band is back again with an all-new thirteen-track collection, showcasing the fantastic modern traditional bluegrass that has become their hallmark over the past three decades. […]


The View – The Roys

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

On their last album, Gypsy Runaway Train, The Roys enlisted the help of two different bands. One half of the album featured seasoned bluegrass pros backing up the siblings on a set of originals, while the other included Lee and Elaine’s touring band picking some […]


Behind The Mic with Steve Fisher

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s well known that some folks have a pretty tight opinion on what can be classified as bluegrass music. If it has drums, it’s out. If it has resonator guitar, it’s out. If the band isn’t wearing suits and ties, it’s out. If the song […]


Traditional Duets – Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins are best known in the bluegrass world for the often inventive contemporary grass they create with Raleigh-based group Kickin’ Grass, the pair heads down a more traditional path with their first release as a duo. Aptly titled Traditional Duets, […]


Mountain Songs – Shawn Lane

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Blue Highway guys have been busy over the past year. In addition to releasing The Game, an excellent album which garnered them multiple IBMA award nominations for 2014, three of its members have recorded their own albums. Tim Stafford dropped Just to Hear the […]


Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/7/14

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at the Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival in Arkansas.  


Ramble, the Lonesome Squirrel

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with a team report on the new official mascot of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, created by Raleigh artist Tim Lee.


John Goad at IBMA 2014

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Corespondent with a quick World of Bluegrass 2014 wrap-up.  


Bluegrass Karaoke at Wide Open Bluegrass 2014

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In between visits to the exhibit hall and catching a few of my favorite artists at the Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest yesterday (October 3), I happened upon a fun event taking place on the Workshop Stage inside the Raleigh Convention Center. For most of the […]