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 – 9/9/14

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Pickin’ In The Pines festival in Flagstaff, AZ.  

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Behind The Mic with Cindy Baucom

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While many bluegrass DJs are known only to a small corner of the world, others have become stars in their own right. One of the best known voices to fans of bluegrass music is that of Cindy Baucom. As the host of the nationally syndicated […]

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Scott Napier to KY School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The world of a professional musician is all too often not the glamorous and luxurious lifestyle one might expect. This is especially true for bluegrass musicians—traveling long hours from gig to gig with a less than minimal salary. Some performers literally go bust, but hard-working, […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 9/2/14

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, taking a look at the Bluegrass & Chili Festival in Claremore, OK.  

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Pocket Lick apps for banjo and guitar

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As an instructor in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and having taught several students privately as well, I’m well aware of the struggle many would-be students face when trying to learn to play a musical instrument. Between work, school, family, and […]

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Behind The Mic with Julie Tucker

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sometimes, bluegrass music can sneak up and take you by surprise. One day you’re a casual fan, adding some bluegrass songs to your iPod occasionally and attending one or two festivals in the area each year. The next day, you’re all in: spending all week […]

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Cold Spell – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

| August 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Fans of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen’s live show will certainly enjoy the band’s latest effort, Cold Spell, a ten-track collection out now from Compass Records. The songs here are full of the group’s impressive musicianship – lots of extended instrumental solos, rock-influenced grooves, and […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/27/14

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking into Kentucky’s Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience.  

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Behind The Mic with Rusty Cempre

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you’re looking for DJ Rusty Cempre during the week, you’ll probably not find him on the air, or even in the studio. Most likely, he’ll be under the hood of a Hyundai at the dealership in Charlottesville, Virginia where he works. Like many bluegrass […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/19/14

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the upcoming Pickin’ In The Pasture Festival in Lodi, New York.  

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