Author Archive: John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

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Last chance to win Wide Open Bluegrass getaway

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Today, August 28, is the last day to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC, along with hotel accommodations and $500 in travel expenses. The giveaway is sponsored by Visit Raleigh, the convention and […]

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Marty Raybon announces Shenandoah reunion tour

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Marty Raybon has announced that he is reuniting with his former Shenandoah bandmates for select dates during 2015. The band had a very successful run in country music in the late 1980s and early ’90s, with hits like Mama Knows, The Church On Cumberland Road, […]

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Red Oak Tree video from Donna Hughes

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Donna Hughes has released a music video from her two new albums. That’s right… two new albums. Hughes drops a pair of projects today, consisting of her original songs, packaged separately with different titles. From The Heart is produced as a bluegrass album, complete with […]

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Brandon Green to Chosen Road

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jonathan Bucker had several pieces of news about Chosen Road when we caught up recently. He and the band have a new album, Love’s Purest Light, released this Summer on Poor Mountain Records. It’s their first studio project in three years, featuring a set of both […]

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Now The Summer’s Gone from Mullins and the Ramblers

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rebel Records has released a second single from the upcoming Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers CD, Another Day From Life. This one is Now The Summer’s Gone, written by Barkley Davis, a young bluegrass writer from Indiana with a pedigree. His dad, Marvin, has […]

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Kyle Murphy to Jeff Brown

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kyle Murphy has been announced as the new fiddler with Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome. He’s a native Californian who grew up playing both fiddle and mandolin with his dad and sister in The Murphy Family Band. Murphy came east to study in the Bluegrass, Old […]

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9th annual IBMM Mandolin Camp in November

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum will continue to host its annual mandolin camp at IBMM headquarters in Owensboro, KY under the direction of Mike Compton. Some confusion has arisen owing to Mike moving his Bill Monroe mandolin camp to Nashville, which had previously been held at […]

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Darrell Webb steps away from Sideline

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There’s a truism in the music world that no part time band ever stays that way for long. Even if all the members agree that the effort will take a back seat to careers or family, if the music is good, demands to go full time […]

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The Meyerband

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… A talented group of siblings dedicate their youth to bluegrass music and attract attention for their skill and depth of understanding while still in their teens. Meyerband, previously know as Meyer Bluegrass Band, has released a debut […]

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Phil Leadbetter health update

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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All of bluegrass rejoiced with the news that Phil Leadbetter, celebrated reso-guitarist, had defeated his cancer after a successful stem cell transplant two years ago. And we were all crestfallen when he announced in June of this year that the cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, had returned. We […]

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