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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Grascals back home to Andrea Roberts Agency

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Grascals, with their new vocalist/guitarist John Bryan in tow, have resigned with their original booking agent, The Andrea Roberts Agency. When the band first hit the scene in 2004, Andrea handled representation for the group through 2008. She has long been close to The […]

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Photos from KazCamp 2015

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Kaz Inaba sent along this batch of photos from his 3rd annual Kazuhiro Inaba Bluegrass Camp, hosted in the Japanese town of Mino, Osaka on May 17. From the name, you might think this was an instructional event, but it’s actually a bluegrass performance festival. It’s great […]

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Scott Burgess to Deeper Shade Of Blue

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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North Carolina’s Deeper Shade Of Blue has announced the addition of Scott Burgess on bass, filling the spot vacated by founding member Brian Hinson. Scott had previously played bass with Kevin Richardson & Cutting Edge. That group is currently inactive as Kevin has returned to work […]

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Delmore Brothers at IBMM

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened a new exhibit focusing on the life and music of Alton and Rabon Delmore, known to history as The Delmore Brothers. They were Grand Ole Opry stars in the pre-bluegrass era, but their legacy is such […]

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Ash Breeze wins 2015 KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Congratulations to Ash Breeze, formerly known as The Smith Family Band, who were awarded first prize in the KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest, held May 23 during the Bluegrass & BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. 19 bands were invited to compete, from […]

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KCTM bluegrass band bound for China

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On Friday, a bluegrass band from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University will depart for a tour of the People’s Republic of China. This is the third time that students from the program have been invited to share American folk arts […]

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Canaan’s Crossing 15th Anniversary reunion

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Alabama’s Canaan’s Crossing marked a significant milestone recently when they celebrated their 15th anniversary with a celebration at their home church, Hopewell Missionary Baptist in Arab, AL. Current and former members got together to pick and sing together, and Tim Maze shared this photo of the whole […]

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Buy a song for Nepal from The Mountain Music Project

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tara Linhardt has teamed up with Tim O’Brien, Abigail Washburn, and the Mountain Music Project in an effort to raise badly needed funds for the people in the mountains of Nepal who have been devastated by recent earthquakes in the Himalayan communities just north of India. […]

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Doyle & Quicksilver survive Europe

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We heard this morning from Rainer Zellner, the German bluegrass promoter who had Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in for a central European tour this month. He reports that the tour went well, and that he successfully deposited the band on a train to the airport, and […]

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Bryan Sutton at MTSU

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University hosted Bryan Sutton for a workshop on March 16, as part of their American Guitar series. Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t attend, the Center has preserved the experience on a pair of roughly 30 minute […]

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