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 – 1/20/15

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report (again without the weather), looking at the YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival in Florida.  

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Behind The Mic with Charles Hayes

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Some folks, when asked to define bluegrass music, might simply hand you a picture of Bill Monroe. Others might put forth an argument about banjos, or harmonies, or electric instruments. Many folks in recent years have been leaning toward a more a “big tent” description. […]

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The Condition of Your Heart – Thomas Family Band

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The family band is experiencing a renewal in bluegrass music, with talented kids and their supportive parents popping up everywhere these days. While family bands are a great vehicle to launch careers of young instrumental prodigies, it’s also nice to see a group where the […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 1/13/15

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, taking a peek at the Baygrass Bluegrass Festival in Islamorada, FL.  

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I Wanna Sugar Baby – The Moore Brothers

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Everywhere you look these days, there’s a talented group of kids popping up in bluegrass music. They pick, they sing, and they’re all over YouTube. Some are more traditional, some are fabulous at the contemporary grass sound, and many mesh influences from a number of […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 1/6/15

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report (without the weather), looking at the Bluegrass Superclass festival in Perrysburg, OH.  

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 12/30/14

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with a year-end Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at a pair of New Years events.  

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Music That Makes Me Happy for 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As a Bluegrass Today reviewer – not to mention as a bluegrass fan in general – I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Most of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, but a few albums have been great. There’s twelve […]

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Bourbon Barrel Congress

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On their website. Staunton, Virginia-based band Bourbon Barrel Congress describes their sound as one that “blurs the lines between bluegrass, old-time, folk and country music.” It’s a good description, at least of their debut, self-titled album, which bounces from old-time fiddle tune to mournful Americana […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – Christmas 2014

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Christmas Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report. It would seem that we are all taking the week off.  

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