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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Snapshots from Darin & Brooke in February

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Home Music has announced a February release for the next album from Darin & Brooke Aldridge. It will be called Snapshots, and is intended to present a group of songs that have meaning to the couple, just like the stack of photos they might […]

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My Weary Heart video from G2

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It looks we’re in a Scandinavian mood this morning… G2 has released a second video from their latest album, Mind Over Matter. It’s not really a bluegrass track, more of an acoustic ballad, featuring guitarist and lead vocalist Christoffer Olsson. The other band members show up […]

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Karin Wright – You Got The Silver

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We hear a good bit about bluegrass music in Sweden these days, but less so in neighboring Norway. It’s there, however, and we get a taste with the release of You Got The Silver from Norwegian artist Karin Wright. She’s the latest singer from outside […]

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Christmas single from Stacy Grubb and Clay Hess

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Stacy Grubb is set to release a new album later this month, produced by Clay Hess, and has dropped a new single this week. But it’s not a track from the new record, but a special Christmas song she wrote and recorded with Hess. Is […]

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J.D. Crowe Tribute Band playing this weekend

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Keith Whitley fans in Nashville and northeastern Kentucky are in for a special treat when Don Rigsby and Josh Williams take their J.D. Crowe Tribute Band out for a spin this weekend. The band was assembled for a performance at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer […]

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Merry Christmas from Detour

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jeff Rose and Missy Armstrong from Detour recorded this video as a Merry Christmas wish for all their fans and friends. It’s their unadorned arrangement of Go Tell It On The Mountain.   Any time is a good time to hear Missy sing, and that […]

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Bourgeois auction raises $10K for Tony Rice

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bourgeois has announced the successful completion of their Tony Rice tribute guitar auction, where $10,000 was raised to benefit Tony. They had built a custom instrument as an homage to Tony’s classic D-28, the Clarence White guitar, and offered it for sale at auction earlier […]

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New look for Grasstowne

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Grasstowne will have a new look and sound for 2015. Mandolinist and bandleader Alan Bibey says that they will be going as a four piece, reuniting him with some of his old bluegrass buddies. Justin Jenkins will remain on banjo, with Gena Britt coming in […]

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Blue – Mountain Faith

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s a plain fact that Gospel music has always been a part of the bluegrass tradition. From the earliest days, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and The Stanley Brothers incorporated spirituals and hymns into their stage and radio shows, typically performed without banjo or fiddle […]

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Merry Christmas from Scott and Bobby

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Scott Napier and Bobby Osborne, otherwise known as the mandolin faculty at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music at Hazard Community and Technical College, created this brief holiday message on video. It’s their twin mando version of the Christmas classic, You Better Watch […]

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