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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Bill Monroe Estate Sale this weekend

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Fans of the one-and-only Bill Monroe will have a unique opportunity over the next few days to obtain memorabilia belonging to the Father of Bluegrass at an estate sale to be held in Gallatin, TN. Items to be offered for sale and at auction include […]

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Fiddlin’ – Galax convention documentary film

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Just as folks all across the southeastern US are preparing for the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA next month, comes news of a new documentary film project about the convention from a pair local gals who grew up in the Galax area. Titled simply, […]

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2016 IBMA Award Nominees

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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At a press conference earlier this morning aired on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the final nominees for their 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards, along with this year’s Hall Of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Achievement Award recipients. The winners will be announced […]

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Kristi Stanley to Union House Records

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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There’s a new singing Stanley in the bluegrass world! Kristi Stanley has signed with Union House Records, an artist-owned label run by Mike Bentley and Jeff Brown. Even before she has her first interactions with the famous Stanley family, Kristi was singing and following traditional […]

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Dan Kelly to Michael & Jennifer McLain

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Michael & Jennifer McLain have announced the addition of Dan Kelly on fiddle, resulting in a new name for their act. Touring now as the Michael & Jennifer McLain Band featuring Dan Kelly, the group performs regularly at Arrington Vineyards, about 30 miles south of […]

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‘Dusters support Ryan Adams on Colbert

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Alt-folk, Americana singer/songwriter Ryan Adams called on The Infamous Stringdusters and one of their Ladies & Gentlemen collaborators, Nicki Bluhm, for an all-acoustic version of his song Oh My Sweet Carolina on last night’s Late Show on CBS television. Adams, a North Carolina native, had […]

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Rough and Rocky video from the High Bar Gang

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Western Canada’s High Bar Gang has released a music video for one of the tracks from their sophomore album, Someday The Heart Will Trouble The Mind. It’s a distaff version of Flatt & Scruggs’ evergreen, Don’t This Road Look Rough and Rocky, sung by the Gang’s trio […]

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Bluegrass Junction is moving August 4

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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SiriusXM is moving their Bluegrass Junction channel a few clicks up the dial next week. On August 4, the 24/7 bluegrass feed will jump to channel 62, one spot higher than where you are used to finding it. Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM tells us that three channels in […]

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Eddy Raven and Lorraine Jordan do Rocky Mount

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road joined Grand Ole Opry star, Eddy Raven for a recent performance at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA. The venue is a public/private partnership of sorts, where the town of Rocky Mount works with a variety of promoters and […]

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Ben Wilson to Moonstruck Management

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Moonstruck Management in Johnson City, TN has announced the addition of Ben Wilson as a new agent with the agency. Under principal Josh Trivett, they handle booking and artist management services for a number of top bluegrass acts like Soggy Bottom Boys, Lonesome River Band, Russell […]

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