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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Dolly and Alison get the Guion treatment

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Last year about this time we featured a series of bluegrass portraits painted by Nashville mural artist Scott Guion. At the time he was decorating the fencing around a commercial property belonging to the House of Blues Studio with images of some of the greats of music in […]

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Diggin’ Up Bones video from Country Grass

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have released a new music video for Diggin’ Up Bones, one of 13 country hits which they have recut in a bluegrass style for their current Country Grass CD on Pinecastle Records. The original was a #1 hit for Randy […]

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Coming to America – a banjo picker’s story

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Immigration is a hot topic of conversation in the United States these days, and is likely to remain so as we head into the Presidential election next year. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the matter, whether the discussion centers around the tedious process to […]

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Sam Bush Band, One On One

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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If you might ever be conflicted about whether The Sam Bush Band has forgotten their bluegrass roots, this recent video they filmed for the online program, One On One, should eradicate any doubts. When the band was in New York in mid-July, they met up […]

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Flatt Lonesome accident update

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We have a learned a bit more about the auto accident that occurred on Saturday (8/1) involving two members of Flatt Lonesome. The best news is that both Dominic Illingworth and Michael Stockton are doing well, have been released from the hospital, and are safely […]

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Flatt Lonesome members in serious accident

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Two members of Flatt Lonesome were injured this morning in an automobile accident near Durham, NC. Michael Stockton and Dominic Illingworth were just moments from meeting up with the rest of the band when the accident occurred. Both were taken to Duke Medical Center for examination […]

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IBMA Awards nominees on SiriusXM

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It has just been announced that the nominees for the 26th Annual International Bluegras Music Awards will be revealed on Wednesday, August 12 during a special live broadcast on SiriusXM channel 61, Bluegrass Junction. The show will air from 11:00 a.m. to noon (EDT). The Gibson […]

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Bluegrass Museum announces new Director

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum, located in Owensboro, KY, has announced Chris Joslin of Nashville as their new Executive Director. He will assume these duties on September 1. Joslin has experience in both the worlds of business and bluegrass. Educated in Tennessee, where he received both […]

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Ice Crisis – Is it bluegrass?

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Nope. That’s an easy answer. This early taste from the CD Stash!, expected soon from Boston-based guitarist/vocalist Stash Wyslouch – late of The Deadly Gentlemen – explores Wyslouch’s personal musical experiment with acoustic metal. Prior to coming to bluegrass, Stash was consumed with rock and metal […]

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David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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David Parmley has changed the name of his touring band ahead of his return to full time performing in 2016. Since shortly after leaving The Bluegrass Cardinals in 1992, David has worked with a group billed as Continental Divide. For a time, he was partnered […]

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